Tatort - Das perfekte Verbrechen

a die film gmbh BERLIN production for RBB

A crowded place in the middle of town, 12 noon. The student Mina Jiang (Yun Huang) is just waving to her fellow student Luise (Paula Kroh) from afar when she suddenly collapses dead. A shot in the back of the head leads the commissars Rubin (Meret Becker) and Karow (Mark Waschke) to the historical centre of Berlin. An initial assessment of the situation shows that the shot was fired from a nearby building, the Berlin School of Law, a private elite university for the training of lawyers. The seminar room, from which the shooting presumably took place, was occupied by four students holding a colloquium at the time: Quembach (Franz Pätzold) leads the course, Falkenstein (Lukas Walcher), Wolfram Liere (Max Krause) and Godlewsky (Johannes Scheidweiler) belong to the inner circle. Rubin and Karow find out that each year the members of the colloquium select a new member who has to pass certain tests for admission. This year it is Benjamin Renz (Anton von Lucke), who does not come from an elitist family. He is a friend of Luise, who does not accept the secret male association. He has already passed two tests of courage, but what about Probatio No. 3? The founder of the university, Prof. Richard Liere (Peter Kurth), is seeking the assistance of his star lawyer Dr. Perner (Ulrich Friedrich Brandhoff) to advise the suspected students. Karow develops ambition; after all, he too has started studying law and knows Liere from earlier times.

The perfect crime is a topos in the history of crime films. The crime scene picks up the topic and tells about the incredible hubris of a group of students in whose lives money and networks play the leading role. They are highly intelligent. But are they shameless enough to dare to commit the perfect crime? If it even exists...

A production by film gmbh BERLIN on behalf of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) for Das Erste.

Movie details:

  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: crime
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Actors: Meret Becker, Mark Waschke, Carolyn Genzkow, Daniel Krauss, Anton von Lucke, Max Krause, Franz Pätzold, Johannes Scheidweiler, Lukas Walcher, Peter Kurth etc....
  • Director: Brigitte Maria Bertele
  • Editorial: Josephine Schröder-Zebralla (rbb)
  • Writer: Michael Comtesse
  • Camera: Timon Schäppi
  • Casting: Ulrike Müller
  • Producers: Uli Aselmann, Sophia Aldenhoven