Ambitious, award-winning German series, 'Babylon Berlin' is thrilling crime period drama. Opening in the fall of 1929 Berlin, during the tumultuous weeks before Black Friday's stock market crash, the third series sees Inspector Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch) and Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries) assigned to investigate the death of an actress, only to realise that the film industry is as rotten as the underworld. In the meantime, the Black Reichswehr are regathering their forces for their next attempt to bring down democracy and provoke more clashes with the Communists.
Berlin 1929. Police Commissar Gereon Rath investigates
- Babylon Berlin: Series 3 review by DR
Volker Kutscher's plot is loosely followed in which the murder of the leading lady in a film studio leads into underworld involvement. Concurrently there are efforts to obtain a reprieve for a flatmate who has been drawn into a politically inspired assassination. The 1929 financial crash, Nationalist plots, and the growing acceptance of the Hitler Youth are woven into the drama. The exotic scenes of the earlier series are developed with even more mysticism and depravity.