A corpse hangs from the bridge on Prater Island, strange red characters on its stomach. The dead man turns out to be a patron of Jewish art, the characters the Hebrew word for “retribution”.
Shortly thereafter, Laim (Max Simonischek) learns of a blackmail letter to his mother (Gisela Schneeberger) signed with the same Hebrew letters. Laim, Simhandl (Gerhard Wittman) and their new colleague Johanna Fischer (Lavinia Wilson) search for the connection between the events. When further cases of blackmail are reported, it is clear that knowledge about Nazi crimes is to be turned into money. But who knows so much about the actors and profiteers of the expropriation of Jews in the Third Reich? And are the blackmailers also responsible for the murder on Prater Island? Laim investigates under high pressure and also has to face his own personal grudge against his own family.
In addition to Max Simonischek as Inspector Lukas Laim in the lead role, the cast includes Gisela Schneeberger, Gerhard Wittmann, Lavinia Wilson, Golo Euler, Fritz Karl, Bibiana Beglau and Katharina Müller-Elmau. Director Michael Schneider is staging the script by Lisa van Brakel and Jörg von Schlebrügge.

“Laim und die Zeichen des Todes” is a ZDF commissioned production by Network Movie GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne (producers: Bettina Wente and Wolfgang Cimera). Daniel Blum is the ZDF editor.

  • Drehbuch
    Lisa van Brakel, Jörg von Schlebrügge

    Michael Schneider

    Andreas Zickgraf

    Anke Osterloh

    Stephanie Fürst-Feldmann

    Dirk Leupolz

    Sandra Köppe

    Jörg Kroschel

    Lisa Schmidt

    Andreas Breyer

    Wolfgang Cimera, Bettina Wente

    Network Movie, Köln

    Daniel Blum

    Die Darsteller
    Max Simonischek
    Gerhard Wittmann
    Lavinia Wilson
    Katharina Müller-Elmau
    Gisela Schneeberger
    Golo Euler
    Rick Okon
    Morgane Ferru
    Fritz Karl
    Bibiana Beglau
    Horst Sachtleben
    Birte Hanusrichter
    Jonathan Müller