17th century

The Devil’s Bride is a compelling look at 17th century witchhunts

The title, the Devil’s Bride, makes this film sound like a horror movie from the early 70s, and, indeed, a film of the same name was produced then. But this movie is a horror flick of a different sort: the story of what happens to women who are condemned by…

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Babylon Berlin
1920s

Back to the Twenties with Babylon Berlin

Babylon Berlin, a Netflix series of 16 episodes, all in German, is unusual in that it examines Berlin in the period before the Nazis came to power. It’s the story of Gereon Rath, a police inspector from Cologne who moves to Berlin to work with the cops there while on…

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