In late summer 1947, 31-year-old Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to live with his only remaining relatives. They are Abe and Pearl Jesler, older, childless, and an integral part of the thriving Jewish community that has been in Georgia since the founding of the colony. There Yitzhak discovers a fractured world, where Reform and Conservative Jews live separate lives - distinctions, to him, that are meaningless given what he has been through. He further complicates things when, much to the Jeslers' dismay, he falls in love with Eva, a young widow.
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In the last days of the First World War, socialist revolution swept across Germany, sending Kaiser Wilhelm into exile and transforming Berlin into a battleground. But for Detective Inspector Nikolai Hoffner and his young assistant, Hans Fichte, the revolution is a mere inconvenience. Four women from the slums of Berlin have turned up dead, all with identical markings etched into their backs, and Hoffner and Fichte have spent the better part of six weeks trying to crack the bizarre case.
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Berlin, between the two world wars. When an executive at the renowned Ufa film studios is found dead floating in his office bathtub, it falls to Nikolai Hoffner, a chief inspector in the Kriminalpolizei, to investigate. With the help of Fritz Lang (the German director) and Alby Pimm (leader of the most powerful crime syndicate in Berlin), Hoffner finds his case taking him beyond the world of film and into the far more treacherous landscape of Berlin's sex and drug trade.
Vicekriminalinspektør Nicolai Hoffner kører mod de berømte Ufa-filmstudier. En filmproducer er fundet død i et badekar, og det ligner umiddelbart selvmord. Men hvorfor skulle han tage sit eget liv? Nederlaget fra 1. Verdenskrig svier stadig som en lussing på kinden, men i filmindustrien spirer optimismen. Fritz Lang producerer sine fænomenale film, Peter Lorre manifesterer sit skuespiltalent. Og noget helt nyt er på vej. Noget, der vil give genlyd i hele verden.
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