An attempt on a man’s life, a missing girl and an unknown boy who is hit by a car – is there a connection? Walter Sittler investigates his 15th case on Gotland
In the forest of Gotland, an attempt is made on the life of art teacher Edvin Lundberg, who survives with serious injuries. The DNA of a male relative is found on the murder weapon, a simple rock. But Lundberg has only two adolescent sons, both of whom have a watertight alibi.
During the investigation, Robert and his team come across an old, unsolved case: years ago, 14-year-old Mia, one of Lundberg’s students, disappeared on Gotland. For Mia’s father, Lars Nordin, it was clear who the perpetrator had to be: Edvin Lundberg. Lars Nordin still works as a janitor at the school. He is now an alcoholic and despairs that no charges were ever brought against Lundberg. Is the attack on Lundberg an act of revenge? Robert probes him, but initially without results. After the interrogation, Nordin, in a drunken stupor, hits a twelve-year-old boy on a country road, who is hospitalized a short time later, seriously injured and unresponsive. Strangely, no one seems to miss him. And no boy matching the description is missing either.
Sonja Lundberg, the wife of the seriously injured teacher, is also acting suspiciously. She virtually obstructs the police investigation, gets entangled in contradictions and lies when she claims that she has never been to the forest hut, the scene of the crime.
Robert achieves a breakthrough in the case when he establishes the crucial link between Lundberg and the boy who was hit by a car: The boy, named Arvid, is the son of Edvin Lundberg….
The screenplay was written by Martina Mouchot and directed by Anno Saul. Walter Sittler is joined by Inger Nilsson, Andy Gätjen, Frida Hallgren and many more. Der Kommissar und das Meer” is produced by Network Movie, Hamburg, Jutta Lieck-Klenke. Producer: Carsten Kelber. Wolfgang Feindt is the editor at ZDF.