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"Tatort" today from Saarbrücken: "The cold of the earth" in a quick check


Brutally diverse: The "crime scene" tells of hooliganism in Saarbrücken - including female soccer fans and fighting machines. It hurts, it's good.

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Kripo actors ensemble Vladimir Burlakov (l.), Daniel Sträßer, Brigitte Urhausen (2nd from left), Ines Marie Westernströer: It hurts, it's good

Photo: Manuela Meyer / SR

The scenario:

Fight club with women's quota.

After one of the participants was so injured in a »field match« between ultras from 1. FC Saabrücken and 1. FC Kaiserslautern that he died in the emergency room, the Saar team (Brigitte Urhausen, Ines Marie Westernströer and others) investigated the hooligan Scene.

At the center of the investigation is the bully Alina Barthel (Bineta Hansen), whose little daughter is growing up with foster parents.

Does the act of violence have a family background?

The highlight:

Powerfully feminine: Melanie Waelde (script) and Kerstin Polte (director) succeed in charging the hooligan thriller with modern images of women and families.

One of the inspectors, who is a fan of 1. FC Saarbrücken herself and who spends her free time hanging out in foosball bars, acts as a football checker in the area.

The foster parents are a gay couple, one of whom is Afro-German.

Where many thrillers seem constructed due to the current ARD diversity directive, you believe every character here.

It hurts, it's good.

The picture:

Right at the beginning, the fans of the two competing football clubs compete against each other - splintering bones and bleeding noses in panorama and close-up shots.

The really big hooligan battle painting.

The dialogue:

The investigators try to sound out the young daughter of the suspected bully - with little success.

Superintendent: "Hello Stella, I'm Leo."

Daughter: "We don't like cops."

The song:

»You Want It Darker« in the Paul Kalkbrenner remix.

The electro version of Leonard Cohen's night song is played at a fan party where the investigators sneak in.

The amazing thing: What previously fought at the field match drinks and dances together here with Cohen's tender whisper.

A drunk fan woman explains: "We thought maybe that would be good for international understanding."


8 out of 10 points.

Brutally diverse: a »crime scene« with convincing arguments.

The analysis:

Please read on here!

"Crime scene: The cold of the earth",

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

Source: spiegel

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