Torsten Grote, central defender at the Essen soccer club “Rote Erde”, is found beaten to death, only hours after he had almost squandered his team’s victory in the local derby against the “Ückenfelder”, who had been unbeaten for many years, by committing a foul. Only thanks to a brilliant save by the young goalkeeper Lukas Taschenbeck (Sergej Moya) were the fans of the “Rote Erde” able to cheer at the end. A tricky case for chief inspector Lutter, who is confronted with his soccer past and gets into an emotional conflict: Formerly an active player at “Rote Erde” himself, he knows the circle of suspects very well and cannot imagine that one of his team or of the Ückenfelders has Grote on his conscience. With the support of his former teammate, club president Herbert Taschenbeck (Jürgen Tarrach), he wants to shed light on the case. As it turns out, the dead man had a pile of debts, and a not very squeamish bill collector on his heels. What Lutter finally uncovers does not fit at all into the picture of red earth, blood and sweat….

For Joachim Król, “Rote Erde” is the sixth case he solves as Inspector “Lutter” in his own special way. Joachim Król is again joined by Matthias Koeberlin, Jochen Nickel, Sandra Borgmann, Timo Dierkes and Daniel Wiemer. The script for the exciting case about the murder of a soccer player was written by Florian Oeller and Benjamin Hessler. It is directed by Torsten Wacker, who is directing his third Lutter episode. Guest roles this time include Jürgen Tarrach, Mareike Carriére, Sergej Moya, Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen, Tilo Prückner, Axel Pape and Axel Stein. It is produced by Network Movie. Producer is Wolfgang Cimera, producer Christoph Benkelmann. Alexander Bickel is the editor at ZDF.

  • Stab
    Florian Oeller, Benjamin Hessler

    Torsten Wacker

    André Lex

    Claus Kottmann

    Ute Paffendorf

    Mario Lauer

    Sandra Köppe

    Nico Montano-Goertz

    Petra Herpich

    Annette Oswald

    Christoph Benkelmann

    Wolfgang Cimera

    Network Movie, Köln

    Alexander Bickel

    Die Darsteller

    Joachim Król
    Matthias Koeberlin
    Daniel Wiemer
    Jochen Nickel
    Timo Dierkes
    Sandra Borgmann
    Jürgen Tarrach
    Mareike Carrière
    Sergej Moya
    Axel Pape
    Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen
    Tilo Prückner
    Axel Stein