A nighttime car chase. The dealers in their Porsche Cayenne start sweating, because Diller (Nicholas Ofczarek) and Kessel (Fritz Karl) have them in their sights. A routine assignment for the well-rehearsed duo, for the longtime friends who have always had each other’s backs. And at the moment, Kessel is in dire need of Diller’s support: his daughter suffers from severe epilepsy, the treatment is costly and his marriage is in danger of falling apart. But Kessel knows he can rely on Diller, and he loves his wife. That’s why he’s sure: everything will be fine. And suddenly an opportunity to help fate does indeed arise. With a bag full of drugs, which Kessel discovers in the car of the fugitive dealers. Kessel hesitates only briefly and then lets them take it. But instead of solving his problems, this bag plunges him into new, far greater conflicts – and drags his partner Diller and his family along with him. We know this is the beginning of the end. And yet wish it were otherwise, because hope dies last – and is what makes this prequel so exciting.
The main roles are played by Fritz Karl and Nicholas Ofczarek. Other roles are played by Jessica Schwarz, Anna Loos, Edin Hasanovic, Martin Brambach and Jürgen Maurer. Lars Becker is directing and wrote the screenplay.
“Zum Sterben zu früh” is produced by Network Movie, Cologne, Wolfgang Cimera and Bettina Wente. Daniel Blum is the ZDF editor.