Watching Berlin Babylon. I've watched the first two series and now on number 3.
Very watchable - at times wonderfully atmospheric too. There is something about Berlin, Germans and Germany. Set in the 1929 during the Weimar Republic, the show is a crime drama but with the added value of much that that period of time can being to a show - Communist agitation, The Reichswehr, Hindenburg......
Only minor gripe is that its at its most gripping as a political thriller - I hope season 3 remembers that.
Just finished season 3.
It was good to see that this series continued the move toward the political situation becoming more of a factor. Babylon Berlin is a little 'weird' in places, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this and desperately hope for a fourth season.
If you love detective novels and also have an interest in the political developments of the inter-war years in Germany then you can't really go wrong with this. The fact its made in German just adds to the wonderful 'feel' of the whole production.
English actors or German actors? English language or German language with subtitles?
Apparently the most expensive foreign language series ever made. German actors, German dialogue (with English subtitles). Fantastic - sorry I mean Fantastisch
Very cool. Glad to see Ze Germans pulling their weight in terms of international marketing of a domestic production.
If it was filmed in Germany using the German language, then it is not a foreign language film. It was filmed in the native language which is not English - of whatever flavor.
Das Boote was filmed in the German language, then the actors dubbed their own lines in English which closely followed the German language for meaning, unlike a lot of the Chinese martial arts movies which were then dubbed with English.
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I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
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