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"Tatort" from Saarbrücken: "The cold of the earth" about hooligans

2023-01-27T15:57:44.157Z


Hooliganism and gender parity: After male-dominated episodes, the team from the Saar »crime scene« managed to go on the female offensive when it came to football violence.


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"Tatort" fight scene: Everything is allowed, only weapons are forbidden.

Photo: Iris Maria Maurer / SR

A weather-beaten industrial site where the machines have long been silent.

Two dozen emotionally underserved thugs lined up in anticipation, fists clenched.

And then the big fight begins: punches in the nose, kicks in the stomach, trampling on the chest.

Everything is allowed, only weapons are forbidden.

This "crime scene" begins as a properly organized hooligan casserole, as has often been seen in Sunday crime novels.

Facing each other are fans of 1. FC Saabrücken and 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

But one thing is different: A woman is at the center of all the teeth being knocked out and nosebleeds.

Fist clenches happily

It is the young mother Alina who takes well in the so-called field match in front of the gates of Saarbrücken, but also distributes well.

The actress Bineta Hansen, known from the department store saga »Eldorado KaDeWe«, embodies her with a frightening presence.

If even the smallest conflict with other people is announced in everyday life, she happily adopts a fighting stance: she pushes her shoulder back hopefully, her fist raises alertly, her head is turned with relish to the stand-by position.

And then that happiness in your eyes when your own blood spurts!

The Saar "crime scene" is becoming more feminine with its new episode, which is good.

And he keeps the high level of violence, too.

The first three episodes of the current team were built around the male investigators played by Vladimir Burlakov and Daniel Sträßer, and the insanely condensed plots came from a male director and writer duo.

In the last episode, one of the investigators was left paralyzed by snake venom while his father killed himself in front of him because he tried to frame the suicide as murder.

Sick man shit.

Now it goes on with sick woman shit.

This is another way to achieve gender parity.

And the good thing is that the now female-led film team (script: Melanie Waelde, director: Kerstin Polte) continues to spin the plot of their colleagues horizontally in order to shed a little more light on the previously pale female characters of the young investigative quartet.

Commissioner in Hool-Kaschemme

In view of the hooligan case, it is a nice coincidence that commissioner Esther Baumann (Brigitte Urhausen) is a fan of FC Saarbrücken herself and frequents the same bar with her friends dressed in blue as the ultras from the Saar.

One of the hooligans who took part in the field match, still bleeding, made his way to the emergency room only to be stranded in the automatic door and die.

Now inspector Baumann has to admit to her cool social work and punk friends from the stadium that she's with the police.

There is little enthusiasm among the left-wing football women.

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And she is not very enthusiastic about her colleague Pia Heinrich (Ines Marie Westernströer), who knew nothing about the enthusiasm for football of the others.

On the other hand, the fact that Baumann has connections in the ultra scene is of course helpful.

So you quickly come across the young mother who boxes with the hools and was apparently connected to the victim who bled to death through her daughter.

Was the victim the father of the child?

And what do Hool's daughter's gay foster fathers have to do with the case?

Hooliganism action on the woke tour?

It's remarkable how Waelde and Polte modernize this hool thriller full of broken ribs and noses, swollen faces and bodies.

And even more remarkable how they then, in a second step, turn the thriller about soccer violence quite plausibly into a drama with diverse family pictures.

It all could have seemed insanely trying.

But with the smooth punch the filmmakers throw at us with the plot of their female thug-banger, there's simply no time for questions or doubts.

Rating:

8 out of 10 points

"Crime scene: The cold of the earth",

Sunday, 8:15 p.m., the first

Source: spiegel

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