There is nothing better to spend time with than a good old crime drama. If you love watching shows like ‘Narcos’ and ‘Breaking Bad’, then ‘4 Blocks’ is sure to please you. This German drama made waves with a story that features the head of a crime family planning to retire from the job. However, an incident involving a family member forces him back and he discovers that the world of crime gets more dangerous when you are planning to leave it. Written by Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Richard Kropf and Marvin Kren, it is executive produced by Eva Stadler and Karsten Rühle.
Kren, who is known for his work in ‘Blood Glacier’, ‘ABCs of Death 2’, ‘Tatort’ and ‘Rammblock’, also serves as the director along with Oliver Hirschbiegel. Hackfort has previously been associated with projects like ‘You are Wanted’ and ‘Junimond’; while Kropf is known for his work in ‘The Last Cop’, ‘You Are Wanted’, ‘Hail’, ‘Move’ and ‘One Shot’.
4 Blocks Cast: Who’s in it?
The cast of ‘4 Blocks’ involves some of the best German and Lebanese actors. It is led by Kida Khodr Ramadan who plays the role of Ali Hamady. Ali is the head of the criminal gang and has a great influence over a lot of people because of the reputation he has garnered for himself over the years. But now, he wants to get out of this life. Ramadan is known for his work in titles like ‘Kebab Connection’ and ‘Unknown’.
Frederick Lau plays the role of Vince Kerner, Ali’s friend whom the crime lord asks for help after his brother-in-law is arrested. Lau has worked in a number of German films and TV shows which includes names like ‘The Sinking of Laconia’, ‘Ihr Auftrag, Pater Castell’, ‘Doctor’s Diary’, ‘Tatort’, ‘Der Kriminalist’, ‘The Captain’, ‘Victoria’ and ‘The Wave’.
The role of Abbas Hamadi is played by Veysel Gelin. Abbas is Ali’s younger brother. He is impatient and impulsive which has forced Ali to not trust him with the business. The acting credits of Gelin include names like ‘Blind’ and ‘Nur Noch 60 Sekunden’.