Cook and amateur detective Britta Janssen (Int. Emmy award winner Anna Schudt) and her brother, Inspector Max (Aurel Manthei), return to the screen with a spectacular murder case.
In Klein-Beken, a corpse is found that looks like a twin to Britta. Britta and Max are faced with a mystery, because until now they knew nothing about another sister. The woman, whose name is Lea Grote and who comes from wealthy Düsseldorf society, was run over wantonly. It was murder. Britta follows the trail of the dead woman, slips into her role and investigates undercover, which leads to dangerous and also comical confusion.
Lea’s unsuspecting husband, entrepreneur Theo Grote (Torben Liebrecht), is about to close an important business deal and doesn’t seem to notice that Britta is posing as his wife. He is thrilled by his wife’s apparent transformation and is on his way to falling in love with her all over again. It quickly becomes clear to Britta that the deceased led a materially carefree but unhappy, unsteady life, taking psychotropic drugs and repeatedly trying to break out of this role.
At the same time, Max investigates the clinic where Britta was born. Administrative director Ute Döhring (Charlotte Schwab) and the head physician of the current private clinic, Professor Paul Michels (Rüdiger Kuhlbrodt), find it difficult to conceal their unease and initially refuse to let him see the clinic archives. When Max visits Sibylle Witzel, the midwife at the time, he discovers that she has become a nursing case since a mysterious accident and is no longer able to provide information. The case seems to be bigger than first assumed.
Britta and Max are particularly shocked when they discover that Lea Grote has been spying on the siblings for some time and that the assassination attempt must have been aimed at Britta, not Lea. This theory is supported by a contract killer who reports to “Lea” and demands the remaining money for the fulfilled contract.
In the end, Britta and Max uncover their own big family secret and have to realize where it can lead if you dream yourself too much into another life.
“Mordshunger – Wie ein Ei dem anderen” is a ZDF commissioned production by Network Movie Cologne, Wolfgang Cimera and Bettina Wente. The editorial staff at ZDF is Jutta Kämmerer and Matthias Pfeifer. Test