GOETHE FILMS @ TIFF Bell Lightbox:
In the Face of Crime
Love, Death, Mafia. Canadian premiere of Dominik Graf's award-winning 10-episode Berlin thriller.
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"Addictive." (Stern Magazine)
"Has there been a better German crime series in recent years? We can't think of one." (TV Movie)
Monday, May 7:
In the Face of Crime (Part 1, ep. 1-3)
The struggle for power begins
Thursday, May 10:
In the Face of Crime (Part 2, ep. 4–6)
A web of deceit
Monday, May 14:
In the Face of Crime (Part 3, ep 7-10)
The opportunity for revenge
Written and directed by Dominik Graf (Dreileben). World premiere at the Berlinale 2010.
6:30pm each (doors open 6:10pm); Cinema 5, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto
Tickets $10 per night; day-of sales at the TIFF Box Office
With English subtitles
Open to audiences 18+
Our spring film series GOETHE FILMS @ TIFF Bell Lightbox continues with our focus on "Berlin on Film". We are happy to present 500 minutes of gripping suspense. Celebrated director Dominik Graf follows the intriguing characters of the Russian mafia in Berlin in this highly praised, 10-episode thriller.
Berlin is at war. Russian mafia gangs battle for supremacy in human trafficking and cigarette smuggling. Two young policemen, Sven Lottner and Marek Gorsky, want to put the masterminds behind bars. But Marek, the son of Jewish immigrants from the Baltic, soon finds himself caught between two camps. His brother was murdered by the Russian mafia years ago, his sister Stella is married to a mafia boss.
Delve into the Berlin underworld and a panorama of diverse ethnicities and religions that will take you from the rural suburbs of the Ukraine to the metropolis Berlin.
Domink Graf, born 1952, won his ninth Grimme Award for In the Face of Crime. Graf has established himself as a specialist for crime stories and has directed famous Tatort episodes as well as the new Polizeiruf 110 with Matthias Brandt. The innovative trilogy Dreileben by Graf, Christoph Hochhäusler, and Christian Petzold was the event of last year's Berlinale and was also shown at TIFF 2011.
More information, trailers and updates on our website www.goethe.de/toronto and on our blog "Arthouse Films from Germany" blog.goethe.de/arthousefilm.
The Goethe-Institut is proud to show its film programs at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. In thematic clusters throughout the year, we bring you the best in contemporary German cinema, from features to docs, from shorts to animation, from the experimental to festival highlights.
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