An alleged sex offender, recently acquitted on appeal, is found hanged. It quickly becomes clear that this was not a suicide. The release divided the population of Düsseldorf and Meerbusch and led to the judge who acquitted him coming under public fire. A citizens’ initiative turned itself into the mouthpiece of popular anger and publicly pilloried the acquitted man. When the judge is also found dead, the connections between the two murders are more than obvious.
Anna Loos investigates again as LKA inspector Helen Dorn alongside Matthias Matschke alias inspector Gregor Georgi in “Ein tödlicher Pakt”. The film is directed by Johannes Grieser from a script by Leo P. Ard.
In addition to Anna Loos and Matthias Matschke, the cast includes Stephan Bissmeier, Ernst Stötzner, Bettina Lamprecht and, in episode roles, Karl Kranzkowski, Oliver Stokowski, Gaby Dohm, Ulrike Barthruff, Max Hopp, Muriel Baumeister, Aleksandar Jovanovic.
“Helen Dorn” is produced by Network Movie Cologne, Wolfgang Cimera. Günther van Endert and Stefanie von Heydwolff are editorially responsible at ZDF.