“Stralsund – No way back” – The eleventh case for the team of investigators from Stralsund with Katharina Wackernagel, Alexander Held, Karim Günes and Andreas Schröders.
Gregor Meyer has been suspended from duty. Nina Petersen becomes acting head of the homicide squad. Hesitantly, Nina accepts the new role. Then the team is confronted with a new case: During a robbery at a supermarket, the two perpetrators steal the day’s takings. Before they escape, one of the perpetrators attacks a cashier, a colleague tries to help her, but is shot and succumbs to her injuries on the spot. The surviving cashier turns out to be Monika Lüders. The detectives meet her only a few hours after the robbery in her favorite bar in the company of Mirko Subotic, Monika’s boyfriend. Through questioning, Nina finds out that Monika has been severely traumatized by the crime. Images and fragments of memories return only fragmentarily. A medical examination reveals that she has been raped.
Monika can hardly describe the two masked perpetrators. She is sure that they were foreigners, because one of them, who came later, did not wear a mask and was not German. Investigators are collecting witness statements from residents, as well as from two men who were first on the scene: Jakob Merser and Kevin Beinhold, two men from the area. They are part of the self-appointed neighborhood patrol and pride themselves on always having an eye on their neighborhood. The crucial clue of a blue van parked in front of the supermarket at the time of the robbery puts the detectives on the trail of Yussuf Obaddi, who works in a Stralsund nursery. Is he the man Monika describes as a man without a mask?
Directed by Florian Froschmayer, the film stars Katharina Wackernagel, Alexander Held, Karim Günes, Therese Hämer, Andreas Schröders, Sylta Fee Wegmann, Thomas Lawinky, Oliver Fleischer, Ulrike Krumbiegel and others. The book was written by Sven S. Poser and Martin Eigler.
It is produced by Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne, Wolfgang Cimera. The editorial office at ZDF is Martin R. Neumann. Filming in Stralsund, Hamburg and the surrounding area lasted from March 07 to April 07, 2017.