“Der gute Bulle” – Armin Rohde, directed by Lars Becker, plays a suspended detective, Fredo Schulz, who digs into his cases with a spacey and hungry mind.
A paper umbrella attracts the attention of Fredo Schulz (Armin Rohe) when he is visited by the main commissioners Milan Filipovic (Edin Hasanovic) and Lola Karras (Nele Kiper) at the North Sea. Ashley Bols (Amala Fischer), a seven-year-old girl, has disappeared. Already the third. Schulz was unable to save the last two. They have not been found to this day, but Schulz just knows they are dead. He also knows who the perpetrator is: Roland Bischoff (Axel Prahl). Bischoff is not a normal sex offender, but an uptight, highly criminal, possessive psychopath. He just laughed in Schulz’s face when he asked him about the two girls, of whom the only clue was a colorful ice-cream cup paper umbrella. Schulz struck. Bischoff was acquitted, Schulz suspended. And now it’s happened again. Schulz throws his worn suits into a suitcase, his flask – for now – into the corner and pulls the door to his trailer shut. In Berlin, he keeps the Soko on its toes, but the number of possible suspects is large. The pressure grows with every hour. And then there’s Schulz’s personal nightmare, sitting in his refrigerator and smiling at him: alcohol.
Writer and director Lars Becker (“Nachtschicht”) has written the role of Fredo Schulz to fit his leading man Armin Rohde.
The other roles are played by Edin Hasanovic, Nele Kiper, Johann von Bülow, Thomas Lawinky, Axel Prahl, Melika Foroutan, Max Simonischek, Thomas Heinze and Gaby Dohm in front of Andreas Zickgraf’s camera.
“Der gute Bulle” is a ZDF commissioned production by Network Movie Cologne, the producers are Bettina Wente and Wolfgang Cimera. Daniel Blum is the editor at ZDF.