Face to Face with Crime

"Films that throb and pulsate, full of raging, wild, delirious life. (...) Graf's far-reaching, wide-ranging cops and robbers saga is epic, larger-than-life TV moviemaking." Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

"500 minutes of suspense, in ten chock-full episodes, on a par with any big-budget blockbuster. (...) A gift to the audience and a piece of big-screen drama of the sort we need more of (...) The cast is stunning..." Frankfurter Allgemeine

Marek Gorsky, the son of Russian Jews who emigrated to Germany, is a cop in the Berlin Police Dept.'s 6th District. When he and his partner Sven Lottner are assigned to the state Bureau of Investigation LKA to track down Sokolov, kingpin of the illegal cigarette trade, his childhood trauma catches up with him again: His older brother Grisha was shot by a rival criminal, who was never caught. Face to Face with Crime paints a fascinating picture of the world of Russian Jewish immigrants in Germany, depicting the feelings and mentality of a diverse ethnic society with their religious heritage, their family bonds and traditions.









Bayerischer Fernsehpreis - Bavarian TV Award (2011)
  Blauer Panther
    main prize    Other ()


Adolf-Grimme-Institut (2011)
    won    Best Television Series ()


Deutscher Fernsehpreis - German TV Award (2010)
  Deutscher Fernsehpreis
    won    Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television ()