Marek Gorsky is a cop in the Berlin police department. Hes also the son of Russian Jews who emigrated to Germany a generation ago. To some members of his community, Marek is a musar - a pig - someone viewed as a traitor to his own people and not to be trusted. When Marek and his partner are transferred to the State Bureau of Investigation (LKA) to help track down the notorious Russian gangster Sokolov, his past catches up with him. Ten years ago, Mareks older brother was shot and killed by a rival criminal. For Marek, the hunt for Sokolov runs parallel to the quest for his brothers killer. As a pawn in a mysterious underworld war, betrayed by corrupt LKA officers and treated with suspicion by his German colleagues, Mareks pursuit of Sokolov leads him inescapably toward Misha, owner of the Odessa Restaurant and Mareks brother-in-law. Now, Marek has to choose between his duty as a policeman and his own family.
In the Face of 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, family bonds, traditions and values. This award-winning crime series from acclaimed director Dominik Graf is also a sweeping portrayal of life in 21st century Europe, exploring the criminal mindset, dreams and seduction of the underworld and the heroic struggles of those who fight for change and justice.