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Babylon Berlin: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Babylon Berlin's humor and humanity pair nicely with its hypnotic visuals, resulting in a show that dazzles within its oversaturated genre.


Tv Season Info

Inspector Gereon Rath, shell-shocked from his service in World War I, uncovers a dangerous web of intrigue when he investigates an underground porn ring.


Volker Bruch
as Gereon Rath
Liv Lisa Fries
as Charlotte Ritter
Matthias Brandt
as August Benda
Severija Janusauskaite
as Swetlana Sorokina/Nikoros
Ivan Shvedov
as Alexej Kardakow
Fritzi Haberlandt
as Elisabeth Behnke
Lars Eidinger
as Alfred Nyssen
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Critic Reviews for Babylon Berlin: Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (2)

It's all wonderfully gripping, and Bruch has the most pained, expressive eyes you'll see all year.

February 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This is an exhilarating, enrapturing series about the start of a watershed. We cannot know where we are going without knowing where it all began.

August 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Trying to keep the threads straight can be tough, but Tykwer and friends deftly sidestep clichés (you won't see a Nazi uniform until the series is practically over) and the characters carry us through.

August 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Even though we know where history is headed, our sympathies get confused, just as they might have if we'd been living in Berlin at that historical moment.

August 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Everyone, from the leads down, is in some way flawed, compromised, disappointing.

June 24, 2018 | Full Review…

While politics is integral to what it is about - right down to its existence - it's so much more than just a cautionary tale. Babylon Berlin is mostly a police thriller, made with immense care - especially with regard to the period setting.

June 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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