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In the Face of Crime 

Im Angesicht des Verbrechens (original title)
The worlds of a young Russo-German cop who investigates within the Berlin Russian mafia milieu and a young Russian woman who is forced into prostitution, intertwine when they meet and fall in love.




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Series cast summary:
Max Riemelt ...  Marek Gorsky 10 episodes, 2010
Ronald Zehrfeld ...  Sven Lottner 10 episodes, 2010
Marie Bäumer ...  Stella 9 episodes, 2010
Alina Levshin ...  Jelena 9 episodes, 2010
Misel Maticevic ...  Mischa 9 episodes, 2010
Mark Ivanir ...  Andrej 9 episodes, 2010
Arved Birnbaum Arved Birnbaum ...  Nico Roeber 8 episodes, 2010
Georgiy Povolotskiy ...  Sergej Sokolov 8 episodes, 2010
Uwe Preuss ...  Bruno Hollmann 7 episodes, 2010
Yevgeni Sitokhin ...  Victor Lushin 7 episodes, 2010
Marko Mandic Marko Mandic ...  Joska Bodrov 7 episodes, 2010
Katharina Nesytowa ...  Swetlana 7 episodes, 2010
Ulrike C. Tscharre ...  Sabine Jaschke 6 episodes, 2010
Karolina Lodyga Karolina Lodyga ...  Katarina 6 episodes, 2010
Ryszard Ronczewski ...  Onkel Sascha 6 episodes, 2010
Carmen Simone Birk Carmen Simone Birk ...  Anja Kirchner 5 episodes, 2010
Joan Pascu Joan Pascu ...  Leonid Bondarenko 5 episodes, 2010
Bernd Stegemann Bernd Stegemann ...  Heinrich Lenz / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Kai Michael Müller Kai Michael Müller ...  Grischa Gorsky 5 episodes, 2010
Ioana Iacob Ioana Iacob ...  Larissa 5 episodes, 2010
Sascha Alexander Gersak Sascha Alexander Gersak ...  Kolja 5 episodes, 2010
Monika Anna Wojtyllo Monika Anna Wojtyllo ...  Lara 5 episodes, 2010


The worlds of a young Russo-German cop who investigates within the Berlin Russian mafia milieu and a young Russian woman who is forced into prostitution, intertwine when they meet and fall in love.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller




Germany | Austria


German | Russian

Release Date:

27 April 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cita con el crimen See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany


Box Office


EUR10,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The title sequence shows only the surnames of the principal actors, the writer and the director in rapid succession. See more »

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Yes, German TV is alive!
16 May 2010 | by mellon01See all my reviews

It has been called the „German Twin Peaks" (considering the appeal it might have on its audience) by acclaimed journalists, "Hollywood made in Germany" declared others. Maybe those comments came out of a deep longing for good productions, that have sadly been missing from local TV screens for quite some time.

But maybe all that praise comes from the simple fact, that it is – indeed – brilliant: The breadth of narration, the sheer number of speaking parts and motifs and the overall worthwhileness make it essential viewing for anyone.

In its 450 minutes it comes as a study of underworld shenanigans in Germany's capital, not shying away from showing all that scum that Travis Bickle would want to have washed away by the rain. And then at once it is a buddy flick, dealing with two upcoming cop's ambition to make the big catch. Only that one of them (Marek) wants to find the murderer of his brother, who himself was once attached to organized crime, which gives "Im Angesicht des Verbrechens" its general setting.

And the creators do so while finding a good balance between the locations, the mood and the characters involved.

But maybe the biggest strength of this series lies in finding an emotional backing by the story of Marek and Jelana (a young Russian that has been lured to Berlin in the prospect of a good job and finding her big love, only to been sold a prostitute) that encompasses the series' and its protagonists' dilemma in carrying out one's duty whilst handling your personal incentives.

I do not even try to come near to listing all story arcs and themes. Just find out yourself.

Yes, German TV is alive!

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