“Babylon Berlin” celebrates Cannes premiere at MIPCOM - Tykwer/Borries/Handloegten’s show sold to 60 territories
Munich, 12 October 2017. The glittering surface and dark underbelly of Roaring Twenties Babylon Berlin will celebrate its Cannes premiere at this year’s MIPCOM. Beta Film will present the first two episodes of the extraordinary series by Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten on Monday, Oct 16, 8.15 pm at C 21 Grand Beach, La Croisette. The 16-hour show has been sold to 60 territories worldwide, among them the US, Australia, Spain, UK, Italy, France, Russia and Scandinavia. Babylon Berlin will debut tomorrow, Friday,on Sky Germany and in numerous European territories within the following weeks.
The show, which was honored with the Grand Jury Award at the MIPTV’s “in production” showcase this spring, has already caused a huge media stir in Germany and abroad. The Hollywood Reporter praises Babylon Berlin as “game changer for high-end TV”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung views it as “the first German series for the whole world”, Bild titles “German TV on a Hollywood level”.
Berlin in the Roaring Twenties; It is a metropolis for those with talent and ambition, but a dead end for the impoverished masses striving for a better life. It is a time of organized crime and political extremism. The old militaristic elites have not yet abdicated while an even more dreadful monster starts flexing its muscles. The show follows Gereon Rath, a police officer from Cologne, investigating in the capital with his own agenda. Babylon Berlin stars Volker Bruch (“Generation War”) and Liv Lisa Fries (“The Wave”); it is produced by X Filme, ARD Degeto, Sky and Beta Film. ARD as well as linear broadcasters worldwide will present the show in 2018.
For further information:
Beta Film Press
Tel: + 49 89 67 34 69 15
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