In Face of the Crime
March 31 - April 1, 2012
German TV Miniseries in 10 Parts (German with English subtitles)
In Face of the Crime is a depiction of Russian-Jewish culture, detailing the emotions and mindsets of various ethnic groups, their religious roots, family life, traditions and celebrations. This multi-layered, rich and fast paced crime drama reveals a panorama of diverse communities and journeys through an array of worlds, from a village in the Ukraine to life in the urban sprawl of Berlin.
Set in Berlin’s Russian-Jewish enclave of "Charlottengrad," this serial drama centers on Marek Gorsky, a cop who's pulled in conflicting directions by duty, his heritage and sibling loyalty while he strives to retain his own sense of self. A sister's marriage to a mob boss and Gorsky's entanglement with a Ukrainian prostitute are just the tip of the richly plotted iceberg in director Dominik Graf's idiosyncratic underworld epic.