Unter Verdacht – Ein Richter

TV-Movie | DE 2015 | 90' | OV

This time around Eva Maria Prohacek and her colleague André Langner from the internal affairs department catch the case of a shy judicial clerk who attacked a judge. Their investigation leads to an ongoing family tragedy – and to a string of arbitrary and unjust decisions by the victim. But judges are independent and cannot be touched, reprimanded or discharged for their performance. So it takes a shoot-out, a case of domestic violence going awry and a woman from the judge’ past resurfacing until the situation escalates. Martin Weinhart directed this bureaucratic thriller, that gives some depressing insights into Germany’s kafkaesque judicial system. The equally smart and sensitive protagonist, a wonderfully restrained performance by Senta Berger, pleads for an understanding not only of the bureaucratic rituals but also for the complex personal fates behind the decisions, which the jurisdiction can all too easily overlook.

In Kooperation mit dem ZDF

Director
Martin Weinhart
Script
Mike Bäuml
Producer
Mario Krebs
Executive Producer
Manu S. Scheidt
Photography
Jo Heim
Music: Sebastian Pille
Sebastian Pille
Production Design:
Christian Kettler
Principal Cast
Senta Berger, Rudolf Krause, Gerd Anthoff, Martin Brambach, Anneke Kim Sarnau, Georg Friedrich, Alexandra Finder, August Zirner, Michaela Steiger

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Selected filmography Martin Weinhart

DURST (1993), GABRIELE D’ANNUNZIO UND ELEONORE DUSE (1996), DAS GRÜNE KLOSTER (1996), EIN STARKES TEAM – AUGE UM AUGE (1997), ZWEI BRÜDER – VERSCHLEPPT (1998), DAS PSYCHOGIRL (2000), TATORT – LEYLA (2003), TANZ DER DERWISCHE (2005), SCHILLER (2005), DER JUNGE IN FESSELN (2008), DER ROTE SUFI (2011), AYAHUASCA PERÚ (2011), VERONIKA FRITZ – VOLKSSCHAUSPIELERIN (2013)