The documentary takes you into the magical world of filmmaking and lets viewers participate in the creation of "Babylon Berlin": how did the idea arise, what difficulties had to be removed? Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten and Achim von Borries report on the collaboration as directors and authors of "Babylon Berlin". The main actors Liv Lisa Fries and Volker Bruch give an insight into their shooting experiences. Other speakers include actor Lars Eidinger, production designer Uli Hanisch, novelist Volker Kutscher and many others. A fascinating look behind the scenes of the series event.
"1929 - The Year of Babylon" tells the twelve months as a year of decisions. The country and the city are on the brink, the future is open, nobody knows where the journey is going. The First World War has been over for a good ten years, the defeat misunderstood, the republic a permanent state of emergency. History has granted it only four golden years. The splendour is based on pumping and already threatens to fade. There are 15 parties in the Reichstag, from the far left to the extreme right, each government is an impossible coalition.
The documentary for the third season "Babylon Berlin" +++ Autumn 1929: Just recently the Weimar Republic celebrated its tenth anniversary, when shadows are cast over Berlin. There are noisy scenes in the Reichstag, triggered by right-wing nationalists who have not gotten over the defeat of the World War and its consequences. Their leader: Alfred Hugenberg, who is among other things the head of Universum-Film-AG (UFA) and the most powerful publisher in the republic, who has bought an empire with the money from the heavy and armaments industries. His main enemy: Foreign Minister Gustav Stresemann, who persistently struggles with the victorious powers to find compromises in the "Young Plan" - for a peaceful future for Germany in a united Europe.
The first trailer for the new season
The authors and directors Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten report on the shooting of their series project "Babylon Berlin".
With Charlotte Ritter actress Liv Lisa Fries through the lavish Alexanderplatz set: discover Berlin's largest square on a virtual tour into the 1920s.
Over 400 main and supporting roles, almost 8000 extra roles - and all of them had to be dressed. The French costume designer Pierre-Yves Gayraud reports on his work.
Heiko Schmidt, make-up artist from "Babylon Berlin", talks about the effort behind a historical large-scale production like this one.
Find out more about the music for the series.
How did the "Neue Berliner Straße" in the style of the 1920s come into being on the premises of the Babelsberg studio?
Ulli Hanisch, production designer for "Babylon Berlin", shares his vision with us.
Here you get to know Volker Kutscher, the bestselling author of "Der nasse Fisch".
"Babylon Berlin" by director Tom Tykwer is the most elaborate TV series ever shot in Germany. Here you can see impressions from the shooting.
The official Music Video
At the preview of "1929 - The Year of Babylon", the directors, scriptwriters and actors of "Babylon Berlin" got in the mood for the start of the series highlight on September 30th.
Liv Lisa Fries talks about her role in "Babylon Berlin".
Liv Lisa Fries and Volker Bruch are the main actors in the crime series "Babylon Berlin", which is lavishly produced in the Babelsberg Studios. The 27-year-old Berliner Fries embodies the aspiring stenographer Charlotte Ritter, the 38-year-old Munich Bruch plays inspector Gereon Rath.
Liv Lisa Fries and Volker Bruch are also on the hunt for criminals in the third season of "Babylon Berlin". What's new? What can the viewer look forward to? The two actors about the new episodes and the script.