Neben der Spur – Adrenalin

TV-Movie | DE 2014 | 90' | OV

When superintendent Vincent Ruiz consults Hamburg-based psychiatrist Joe Jessen about a gruesome murder case, Jessen recognizes similarities to the violent fantasies of one of his patients. But when he, after a lot of soul-searching, points out the young man to the police, he realizes too late that he himself is only a pawn in a much more devious plan. To save himself and his family he will now have to investigate on his own. Starting a new franchise is always a delicate task, but this pilot is magnificent stuff. Working off Australian author Michael Robotham’s bestselling thrillers, the directing duo of Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert paint an unrelentingly bleak world for this psychological nail-biter. It’s still unusual for German TV to have fallible heroes with a spotted past battling against brutal psychopaths with sinister plans, but Ulrich Noethen,  Juergen Maurer and Nikolai Kinski are given enough freedom and space to develop these characters and their inner lives to let all of it become terrifically alive.

In cooperation with ZDF and Network Movie

Directors
Cyrill Boss, Philipp Stennert
Script
Cyrill Boss, Philipp Stennert
Producers
Jutta Lieck-Klenke, Dr. Dietrich Kluge
Photography
Felix Cramer
Editor
Lucas Seeberger
Make Up
Margrit Baxmann, Brigitta Lüttge
Music
Christoph Zirngibl
Production Design
Iris Trescher-Lorenz
Costumes
Helmut Ignaz Meyer
Principal Cast
Ulrich Noethen, Juergen Maurer, Nikolai Kinski

Selected filmography Cyrill Boss, Philipp Stennert

NEUES VOM WIXXER (2007), JERRY COTTON (2010), DAS HAUS DER KROKODILE(2012)