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Babylon Berlin


A Soviet freight train’s hijacking leads a haunted cop and a poor typist to uncover a political conspiracy amid the vice and glamour of 1929 Berlin.

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From the Watercooler:

A gripping and layered history lesson with a lot to say, Babylon Berlin will entice you through its three seasons. It’s based on the international best-selling books on Detective Gereon Roth by Volker Kutscher, so you can expect more as the series continues through the remaining books, steamrolling toward the inevitable rise of Hitler. It remains to be seen whether our heroes will survive. Read More

From David Thomson at London Review of Books:

Babylon Berlin is actually quite good history in its depiction of a society increasingly squeezed between leftism and rightism until the centre, the place of normalcy and decency, burst like a balloon. Full Review

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