Tödliche Versuchung

A die film gmbh production for ZDF

First broadcast: 22 April 2013, 8:15 pm, ZDF

The Kettlers are picture-book family living their out well-ordered live in the affluent suburbs of Munich. Thomas (Marcus Mittermeier) and Helena Kettler (Julia Koschitz) have been married for years and together they run a successful organic farm with its own shop. Both of them are completely absorbed in their work. Their children Lisa (Lara Sophie Rottmann) and Sebastian (Patrick Geller) are happy at school and don’t cause their hard-working parents any other problems either. One day, an order comes in from the city. Helena drives into Munich herself to deliver the products to law student David (Vladimir Burlakov). She yields to the young man’s charm and embarks on a passionate affair with him. Thomas notices the changes in his wife and becomes suspicious. He follows her and learns of the rendezvous between Helena and David. But Thomas’ attempt to confront the young student has dramatic consequences.


A quiet, powerfully and believably portrayed drama about a human error with tragic consequences. HÖRZU / FUNK UHR
It needs no extra dialogue, confusing side stories or spectacular action. The intense effect of this film is achieved by virtue of convincing content alone. GONG
With sensitivity and ruthless precision, Grimme Award winner Johannes Fabrick ("Der letzte schöne Tag") depicts a marriage and shows how fear, voicelessness and guilt can destroy it…. TV SPIELFILM

Movie details:

  • Year: 2011
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Actors: Julia Koschitz, Marcus Mittermeier, Patrick Geller, Lara Sophie Rottmann, Monika Baumgartner, Vladimir Burlakov, Bettina Mittendorfer uvm
  • Director: Johannes Fabrick
  • Editorial: Karina Ulitzsch (ZDF)
  • Writer: Claudia Kaufmann
  • Camera: Helmut Pirnat

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