"Police call" scene with Bernhard Schir (left) and André Kaczmarczyk: In the end, nothing will turn out well
Photo: Volker Roloff /rbb
"Why is he smiling so blissfully?" Someone at the alleged crime scene initially asked.
An insolvent small business owner was shot dead in a sand pit, not far from where the Way of St. James ran through Brandenburg.
In the end, it turned out why the dead man wore this smile on his morbid face: He had probably looked after the balloon with which he tried to stage the suicide as murder.
After colleague Raczek said goodbye in the last case, Commissioner Ross had to investigate alone this time.
In the neat black 1920s clothes, he looked quite lost in the drab gray and brown of Brandenburg.
So he wandered back and forth between bankrupt vultures and pilgrims, while there was another development that seemed quite contrived: one of the pilgrims, daughter of an insolvent printing shop owner, killed the nasty insolvency administrator.
So in the end nothing turned out well, not even the plot of this thriller.
In our review we wrote: 'Really dismaying how all aspects of interest have been erased from the character of investigator Ross, despite his decidedly flamboyant demeanour.
When he was introduced, as a queer and attentive young investigator, he formed an exciting counterpart to the eternal Stenz Raczek.
Although there was only an age difference of ten years between the two, completely opposite generational models became clear in the conversation: here the wide-legged, hit and miss attitude of the old man, which ultimately only accelerated his collapse - there the awareness yoga of the boy, the one with hand-rolled ones Organic cigarettes asked the big questions of meaning.
Unfortunately, there is no longer any sign of this.
As Ross struts through Brandenburg's shattered petit-bourgeois dreams as an Art Deco hipster,
sometimes just seems mocking and smug.
What can I say: Berlin is far away.
The inspector has to live with that just like the creative people who created him.«
We gave 2 out of 10 points.
What do you think of the thriller?
Let's see whether André Kaczmarczyk as Commissioner Vincent Ross will show such explicit fashion awareness in the next »Polizeiruf«.
The fourth episode with him is still in development, a shooting schedule is not yet known.
It is certain that Kaczmarczyk will have a permanent counterpart.
It has not yet been announced who that is.