The Sombre Thrills of “Babylon Berlin”

The German TV series portrays the twilight of the Weimar Republic as a spectacle of contrasts, where cosmopolitanism exists alongside outright bigotry and citizens cling either to a tenuous status quo or to dreams of revolution.

In my first piece for The New Yorker, I wrote about “Babylon Berlin” for the Web site’s new Culture section, The New Yorker Recommends.

(Photograph by Netflix / Sky 1 / Everett)

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