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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2016

Based on Volker Kutscher's best-selling novels, the 16-hour series by the director/writer trio Tom Tykwer, Hendrik Handloegten and Achim von Borries centers on police inspector Gereon Rath and delivers an atmospheric portrayal of Berlin as the most exciting city in the world during the Roaring Twenties, a hotbed of drugs and politics, murder and art, emancipation and extremism.

BABYLON BERLIN, which is the first production to shoot at the new Studio Babelsberg "Neue Berliner Straße" backlot, features a stellar cast including Matthias Brandt, Hannah Herzsprung and Karl Markovics and headed up by Volker Bruch as Rath and Liv Lisa Fries as his assistant Charlotte.
Genre Crime Drama
Category Series
Directors Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten, Achim von Borries
Screenplay Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten, Achim von Borries
Cinematography Bernd Fischer, Frank Griebe, Philipp Haberlandt
Cast Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, Matthias Brandt, Hannah Herzsprung, Karl Markovics, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Christian Friedel
Producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott, Michael Polle
Co-Producers Jan Mojto, Dirk Schürhoff
Production Companies X Filme Creative Pool, ARD Degeto, Sky Deutschland, Beta Film
Shooting Dates May-December 2016
Festivals Rome 2017, Sao Paulo 2017, Camerimage 2017, Black Nights Tallinn 2017, Göteborg 2018, Shanghai 2018
Awards Grand Jury Prize MIP TV 2017, Magnolia Award Best Foreign TV Series Shanghai 2018
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Creative Europe MEDIA, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Motion Picture Fund

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