A gigolo between two women, an inspector who "does everything wrong", her colleague as a calm counterpoint and a case in which one thing in particular falls by the wayside due to the leaps in time: the tension. Even a pinch of sado-maso helps "In his eyes" and Heike Makatsch only a little.
What is happening?
Bibiana Dubinski (Ulrike Krumbiegel) and Charlotte Mühlen (Michaela May) made a virtue out of necessity. They may be extremely different when it comes to bank balances, but as widows who are a little older, they are very similar in one thing: both are lonely and have not yet given up on the great longings of life. They become friends, the extremely rich Bibiana even makes Charlotte the sole heir. It could have gone on like this with champagne on the porch for a few more years - if there wasn't suddenly a man between the two. Hannes Petzold (Klaus Steinbacher) is a wiry guy, young, virile and attractive. Charlotte succumbs to his charm and now spends her free time more and more often without Bibiana, but instead with the pretty Hannes. When Bibiana suddenly dies of an insulin shock, there are rumors of murder at first, but the investigations come to nothing and are discontinued. For Commissioner Berlinger (Heike Makatsch) this is an impossibility. She annoys prosecutor Winterstein (Abak Safaei-Rad) and colleague Martin Rascher (Sebastian Blomberg) until the case is resumed. A right decision, even if everything is completely different than expected.
What is it really about?
Once again, it's more about the form than the content, more about the joy of stylistic free flight than an exciting crime riddle. Director Tim Trageser ("The Teacher") and author Thomas Kirchner ("Spreewaldkrimi") dissect the time continuum in a very imaginative way, unfortunately the viewer loses the connection to the characters, and in the emotional confusion it is soon no longer quite clear what is going on here actually the story is: Are you looking for a murderer? Do we follow Charlotte on her tragic path? Is it about Petzold and his problematic son? Or is it just about the usual neuroses of Inspector Berlinger?
Keyword Sado-Maso (without revealing too much): That sounds a bit cliché-heavy...
... but also has some explicit entertainment potential. Whether wow or zapping away - the audience has to decide for themselves in the end.
How was it?
6 out of 10 points - a little more focus would have been good for the case, the cast with Krumbiegel, May and Steinbacher is great.