In the twelfth case of the Stralsund team of investigators with Katharina Wackernagel, Alexander Held, Karim Günes and Therese Hämer, the detectives are on the trail of an invisible perpetrator who leaves few traces – but causes uncertainty and panic among several women, as he invades their most intimate private sphere unnoticed. While the investigators are still wondering whether it is imagination or reality, one of the “stalked” women is found murdered. A breathless search for the “phantom” begins…
A man enters the apartment of a young woman in an apartment building while she is sleeping. He looks through her linen closet, after which he stuns the young woman.
The young policewoman Petra Degenhardt (Picco von Grote) has the feeling she is being watched and confides in Nina Petersen (Katharina Wackernagel). Petra tells her friend Maren Leiser (Judith Neumann) that she has experienced something similar.
Nina wants to investigate, even though no crime has been committed yet. She turns to her new boss Caroline Seibert (Therese Hämer).
But before Nina can even begin, she and Karl Hidde (Alexander Held) are called to a corpse discovery in the Prerower Bodden. The dead woman is not Maren Leiser but Sonja Richter (Lynn Hertzner), also a student at the University of Stralsund.
In the apartment of the murdered student, traces are found that indicate that the perpetrator had taken Sonja under his control.
An act of a relationship? The detectives confront the victim’s boyfriend. A certain Fink (Rick Okon), who also studies at the university. Shocked by the crime, he too confirms that his girlfriend felt persecuted. Is there a connection between the murder and the other women who have felt watched by a “phantom” for months?
Stralsund – The Phantom” was produced by Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne, Wolfgang Cimera. Martin R. Neumann is the ZDF editor in charge. Filming lasted from early May to early June 2017.