The landscape thriller: Max Riemelt and Katja Flint on the precipice
The young policeman and mountaineer Thomas Hafner (Max Riemelt) is called to the site where a corpse was found. When he goes to recover the body, he discovers that the man is still alive. And even worse: he knows him. But the rescue fails, the injured man falls into the depths and pulls the experienced Hafner by a hair with him to death. Together with his squad leader Walter Aschauer (Herbert Knaup) and Hanna Weiß (Katja Flint) from the Munich criminal police, Thomas begins to investigate. But when the identity of the dead man is clarified, he himself falls under suspicion of murder: did he deliberately drop the victim to avenge a long-ago act that brought shame on his entire family? Is the past now catching up with him? More and more evidence points to his guilt, and once again the whole village turns against the Hafners. Only Hanna Weiß has doubts. She is critically injured in her room in the village boarding house and the evidence is stolen.
“Schandmal – Der Tote im Berg” was filmed on the Zugspitze, in Ehrwald and the surrounding area. Max Riemelt, Katja Flint, Herbert Knaup and Tobias Oertel play the main roles. The film was directed by Thomas Berger (“Wir sind das Volk,” “Kommissarin Lucas”) from a script by the writing duo Stefan Holtz and Florian Iwersen (“Donna Leon,” “Erntedank – Ein Allgäukrimi”). “Schandmal – Der Tote im Berg” is a production of Network Movie, Hamburg – with the free support of Cine Tirol. Producers: Jutta Lieck-Klenke and Dietrich Kluge. The editorial office at ZDF is in the hands of Daniel Blum.