BABYLON BERLIN.

Author:Mangu-Ward, Katherine
Position:TV - Television program review - Brief article
 
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The dirty, stylish Netflix original series Babylon Berlin captures the foment of interwar Berlin with an appealingly bleak romanticism. Every faction--from the Trotskyists to the city vice squad--seems imbued with terrible purpose; each individual seems driven by a second layer of motivation that only becomes apparent as the series unfolds.

After the first episode, a complicated flow chart quickly becomes necessary to track the relationships between the nihilistic Champagne-swilling genderbent club kids, the unscrupulous police, the secretive out-of-towners, the pornographers...

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