In the second case, a missing child is at the center of the investigation. Mia, the four-year-old daughter of wealthy businessman Hans Thomsen (Herbert Knaup), disappears under mysterious circumstances. The family members are in shock, and it is assumed that she has been kidnapped. Inga Thomsen (Barbara Auer) tries to keep the family together, while her husband tries to find his daughter on his own. His path leads him to Rotterdam.
Anna Loos takes on the role of LKA detective Helen Dorn, who investigates in North Rhine-Westphalia. With “Helen Dorn,” director Matti Geschonneck and writer Magnus Vattrodt continue their collaboration. Their joint TV film “Das Ende einer Nacht” was awarded the Adolf Grimme Prize, the German Television Prize and the Golden Camera, among others.
At Anna Loos’ side, Matthias Matschke plays chief detective Gregor Georgi. Other continuous roles are played by Stephan Bissmeier as LKA department head Falk Mattheissen, Bettina Lamprecht as Georgi’s wife and Ernst Stötzner as Helen Dorn’s father. In episode lead roles, the second film stars Barbara Auer, Herbert Knaup, Chiem van Houweninge and others in front of Theo Bierkens’ camera.
“Helen Dorn” is produced by Network Movie Cologne (producers Wolfgang Cimera and Silke Schulze-Erdel), with Reinhold Elschot and Stefanie von Heydwolff editing on ZDF.