Has Franz Kafka written on the manuscript? The Frankfurt Commissioners desperate in a night-gray farce in an enigmatic parallel world.
Doing nothing for this time is overloading Frankfurt commissioners Janneke (Margarita Broich) and Brix (Wolfram Koch). In the night-gray "Tatort: Der Turm", their investigation work was destroyed on the concrete front by a hermetically sealed office complex. An interesting movie, but also a strangely chosen Christmas special of the ARD crime series. What did the filmmakers want to tell us?
What was it about?
To the assassination of an escort lady, who seems to have become a rounded gender company in a Frankfurt business competence. Dressed only in panties, the simple young woman was thrown from one of the upper floors. What was happening behind concrete and window fronts in the faceless office tower was surprisingly difficult to determine.
What was it all about?
To feel a sense of being lost in a world of secret economic consortia and wildly subcontracted subcontractors. Commissioner Janneke was knocked out after just a few minutes of traumatic brain injury film. The self-appointed analog investigator Paul Brix ran again and again in front of closed doors. "The Tower" (written and directed by Lars Henning) – it does not sound like "Construction", "Castle" or "The Process". More kafkaesque desperation was rare in the German reputation thriller. It was appropriate that the alleged perpetrator could escape with a motorcycle helmet.
A "crime scene" without convicted offenders – was it already there?
There were many. Last, Commissioner Lindholm (Maria Furtwängler) failed to demolish a kidnapper in "The Fall Holdt" (2017) on an authentic presentation. Previously, the Munich commissioners failed in October 2016 ("crime: the truth"), as a knife attack remains unresolved. A few months later, they were allowed to make up for lost time in the "crime scene: death is our whole life". Already in 2012, BR "Tatort: The Deep Sleep" had no clear solution.
The fact that "crime scene" commissioners fail to judge offenders has a long tradition. In 1986, Criminal Officer Bülow (Heinz Dragon) failed in the search for the killer of a fur trader. In the Frankfurt "crime scene: because they are evil" (2010) the audience knew while the perpetrators, the commissioners, but did not find him. In 2012, the SWR deliberately left the crime issue open on the "scene: the forest stands black and quiet" and then asked the spectators for online games. And finally, in the HR crime scene: Land at this time, the commissioners had to give up their investigations in a fire-fighting attack at the beginning of 2017. Commissioners now and now: Janneke and Brix.
Who played the young eyewitness?
A discovery of this criminal as well as intellectual and cruel detective: Rauand Taleb as young IT employee Bijan, who first trusted Commissioner Brix and so preferred to be quiet. A very lively, charismatic performance by Berliner, born in 1992, with Kurdish roots. In the "Tatort" the 1.62 meter long hip-hop tab had already left footsteps. In 2015, he played a Syrian refugee in the Lucerne thriller "Schutzlos". In 2017, Rauand Taleb was seen in the Dortmund terrorist "Tatort: Sturm". Even fans of the powerful Berlin gangster series "4 blocks" should be familiar to his face.
How about Janneke and Brix?
Or better, where? Beyond Frankfurt! In "The Monster of Kassel", the two commissioners take them to the eponymous Northern Hessian city 200,000 inhabitants. In Kassel, the murder victim, the son of a well-known television master, lived. Umut Dag instructed a book by Stephan Brüggenthies and Andrea Heller. The planned broadcast is April 7, 2019.
"Tatort: Der Turm" was broadcast on SRF 1 at 8:05 on Wednesday, December 26th. With Swisscom TV Replay you can watch the program up to seven days after the broadcast.
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