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During a police assignment, police officer Karl Simon thinks he recognises his friend and former Special Patrol Group colleague Heinz Schaefer. Four years have passed since Schaefer beat his mentally handicapped baby girl to death and then took his own life. Simon believes that Schaefer is still alive and now working as an agent under an assumed name. At the same time, secretary of state Dessaul uncovers a case of corruption involving several top-level politicians. Dessaul is kidnapped. Believing that Schaefer carried out the attack, Simon sets about putting Schaefer out of action and freeing Dessaul.

Dominik Graf was born in 1952 in Munich. After studying German and Musical Sciences, he studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich in 1974. He received the Bavarian Film Award for his graduation film DER KOSTBARE GAST (1979). He has played a decisive role in developing the profile of the TV series DER FAHNDER and has alternated regularly between film and TV productions. In 1988, he received a German Film Award for his thriller DIE KATZE (1987). His film SPIELER (1990) was shown at Venice in 1990 and he is a regular to the Berlinale where the premieres of his successful feature films A MAP OF THE HEART (2001), THE RED COCKATOO (2005), DREILEBEN – DON’T FOLLOW ME AROUND (2011) took place. His other films include: TIGER, LÖWE, PANTHER (1988), THE INVINCIBLES (1994), FRAU BU LACHT (TV, 1995), MUNICH –SECRETS OF A CITY (doc, 2000), HOTTE IM PARADIES (TV, 2002), EINE STADT WIRD ERPRESST (2006), DER WEG, DEN WIR NICHT ZUSAMMEN GEHEN (2008), IN THE FACE OF CRIME (2010) and BELOVED SISTERS (2014).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1994
Director Dominik Graf
Screenplay Guenter Schuetter
Cinematography Christel Suckow
Loy Wesselburg, Helmut Spanner, Dominik Graf
Cast Werner Karle jun., Hansa Czypionka, Katja Flint, Herbert Knaup, Heinrich Schafmeister, Heinz Hoenig, Hannes Jaenicke, Michael Breitsprecher
Producer Günter Rohrbach
Production Companies Sentana Filmproduktion/Munich, Bavaria Film, Bavaria Filmverleih- & Produktion/Munich
Length 134 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Sound Technology Dolby SR, Dolby Stereo
Festivals CPH PIX 2014
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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