Director of Criminal Investigation Marion Andergast (Katharina Böhm) does not find it easy to get a grip on her headstrong, albeit smart, Inspector Lukas Laim (Max Simonischek). She puts young Tim Berners (Kostja Ullmann) at his side, who has to chew on his colleague’s nonchalance. The two are to solve the murder of a young woman who was found dead in the toilet of a Schwabing club. What’s interesting is that Laim is a regular customer of the escort agency for which the victim worked – so now he has to investigate there, too. He finds out that on the night of the murder, the high-class prostitute had a torrid flirtation with an unemployed paparazzo. When Laim and Berners want to question the photographer, they find him dead in his apartment, hanged by his belt. Was it really suicide? Or was his death related to the criminal stock market dealings of a pharmaceutical company? The members of the board of directors were regular customers of the murdered lady and her windy consultant Rüdiger Nefzer (Harald Schrott) was even the woman’s last customer. Suddenly another murder occurs, and Laim is now quite sure: all three murders must have something to do with each other.
In “Die Tote ohne Alibi” Max Simonischek plays a quick-witted inspector from a fine house who loves women – and they him. He’s a fragrant guy who also attracts attention with unconventional, but no less successful methods. Directed by Michael Schneider, the film also stars Katharina Böhm, Gerhard Wittmann, Kostja Ullmann, Harald Schrott, Gisela Schneeberger and many other prominent actors. The screenplay was written by Christoph Darnstädt.
“Die Tote ohne Alibi” is a ZDF commissioned production by Network Movie Cologne, producer is Nina Güde, producers are Wolfgang Cimera and Bettina Wente. Daniel Blum is the editor at ZDF.