1929 - The Year Babylon

1929 - The Year Babylon

Direction: Volker Heise


Germany, 2018
45 Min.

Winter Journey Against The Tides

zero one film in Coproduction with RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg.

TV premiere: 30.09.2018, ARD


Berlin 1929: The city of sin, the city of extremes. The real Babylon. Original documents (diary entries, police records, newspaper articles) from the year 1929 resurrect a tattered city. Interpreted by the actors of the series "Berlin Babylon": The story of a year of extremes and turning points.

The documentary will be broadcast on German Free TV accompanying the feature film series "Berlin Babylon", extended by a six-part podcast series for radio eins / rbb.


written and directed by Volker Heise

Archive: Moni Preischl
DoP: Axel Schneppat
Editing: Olaf Voigtländer, Susanne Ocklitz
Commissioning Eitors RBB: Johannes Unger, Rolf Bergman
Line Producer: Tassilo Aschauer
Producer: Thomas Kufus, Volker Heise

Cast: Fritzi Haberland, Peter Kurth, Leonie Benesch, Anton von Lucke