Tatort (1970– )
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Poor little Rolf Herken sees his carreer going downhill as caring for his autistic son becomes more trying each day. So one evening he shows up at the manor of rich Reinhard Staupen to ... See full synopsis »

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Charlotte Sänger
Jörg Schüttauf ...
Fritz Dellwo
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Rolf Herken
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Peter Lerchbaumer ...
Rudi Fromm
Thomas Balou Martin ...
Staatsanwalt Dr. Scheer
Markus Boysen ...
Reinhard Staupen
Adele Neuhauser ...
Freya Staupen
Peter Davor ...
Mike Staupen
Paul Busche ...
Manuel Herken
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Sandra Jakesch
Effi Rabsilber ...
Esther von Hardendorf
Hans Löw ...
Herkens Chef
Martin Butzke ...
Spurensicherer #1
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Spurensicherer #2
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Poor little Rolf Herken sees his carreer going downhill as caring for his autistic son becomes more trying each day. So one evening he shows up at the manor of rich Reinhard Staupen to convince him, to let his son join the Staupen's program for special kids. He argues that Herken's forebears once were servants to the Staupen family and that they once went to the gallows for their masters. Staupen, a vile man, refuses and obscenely insults Herken and his son. In a sudden fit of rage, Herken kills Staupen. Noticing that his bloody deed has been caught on camera, he just drops the binder with the evidence about his forebears and leaves, believing he will be arrested in the morning.

Enter Balthasar Staupen. Reinhard's disillusioned, cranky son, who finds his father's dead body. Instead of giving all the evidence to the police, he makes everything that points to Herken disappear and then seeks out the man himself, wondering what it will be like to confront the murderer of his father. Herken...

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3 January 2010 (Austria)  »

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Symphony No. 7 in A Major op. 92
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Best Tatort ever
5 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

Some people argue about who is the best detective character or in which city do the best stories play. With more than 750 episodes and maybe 50 detectives it is nearly impossible to compare and rate.

So apart from cities and their actors for me personally it was always the best episodes when the investigation was not the main plot but the crime itself. When the "kommissar" had not the leading role but the murderer.

Every German actor with some reputation appears from time to time in a Tatort. The biggest difference lies in the screenplay. And this one is so brilliant I would have payed for its result in a cinema. Story, characters, actors, pace + an unexpected but conclusive ending in a comedy crime.

I didn't know Matthias Schweighöfer before - now he is definitely on my list to keep an eye on his further work.


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