Beat works as a promoter in Berlin's most famous techno club and does not miss a party himself. The european secret services recruit him as an undercover insider. Soon, he discovers the ... See full summary »
Ambitious Jana is confronted with the unscrupulous machinations of the world of finance. Her working life is determined by egotism, the pressure to succeed and machismo. She soon has to decide how far she is prepared to go for her career.
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In six episodes 4 Blocks tells a story about friendship and family, betrayal and guilt in the milieu of an Arabic clan in Berlin-Neukölln. At its center is Ali Hamady, who wants to leave the criminal business and his "four blocks" for his wife's and daughter's sake. But when his brother in law is arrested after a raid, he stumbles into a downward spiral of crime, intrigue and betrayal, he can't seem to escape.Written by
Wiedemann & Berg Television
It's not often you come across TV as good as this. I found I lost myself in every character throughout every episode and for me that's usually enough to make great drama for me. All the performances are impeccable. The story line was also a surprise because what I anticipated, was not important because there's no way to predict how any of this will pan out for anyone involved in this story. There's a good cross-section of sub-plots that works well and the Direction and editing makes this a very slick production indeed. There is nothing left to question at the end and I suppose all this together makes it feel very real and at times very heart breaking. While not all will rate the series as highly as myself, I think there will be very few who are not satisfied story and production. I note there's a second series in planning, but it will take some doing to better what has come before.
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