"Tatort" theory on Twitter: This fact provides a clear indication of the perpetrator
Created: 01/15/2022 20:21
By: Yasina Hipp
The Cologne crime scene investigation duo Ballauf and Schenk.
© Martin Valentin Menke/WDR/Bavaria Fiction GmbH/ARD/dpa
Every Sunday, the ARD "crime scene" attracts millions of Germans to watch TV.
A theory is now being solidified on Twitter that can be used to identify the perpetrator at the beginning of the episode.
Munich – For more than 40 years, the ARD "Tatort"* has been a fixture in the German TV landscape.
Almost every Sunday an episode flickers across the screen.
The most diverse investigative teams uncover crimes in different cities and hunt down the most diverse perpetrators.
There are now 1185 episodes of the German cult crime series from ARD*.
On Twitter*, every episode is always hotly discussed – sometimes there is criticism, sometimes the viewers are enthusiastic about the story.
A theory is now solidifying on the platform, it is about the respective villain of each episode.
"Tatort": It's worth taking a look at the cast
The theory has been circulating among some Twitter users and die-hard Tatort viewers that a cast factor can help identify the perpetrator. Anyone who likes to watch the 90-minute thrillers without knowing beforehand who the culprit is should better not read the following lines.
The theory of resourceful Twitter users is: The best-known actor or actress from the cast is the culprit.
A tweet from 2010 already points to this connection.
The author writes: “The crime scene law: §1;
he/she is the best-known actor.” At the time, he was referring to the Cologne crime scene “Narrow shoulders” with the two inspectors Ballauf (Klaus J. Behrendt) and Freddy Schenk (Dietmar Bär).
At that time, actress Nina Petri, known from "Run Lola Run" or "Alone Among Women", played the perpetrator Claudia Otten.
"Tatort": Thesis is also currently confirmed
Another Twitter user also confirms the thesis.
Regarding the Munich crime scene "The Eternal Wave" from April 4, 2021, he writes: "It's true again: the best-known actor is the murderer." Here the Austrian actor Andreas Lust gave the best of the bad Mikesch Seifert.
Actor Andreas Lust mimicked Mikesch Seifert in the Munich crime scene "The Eternal Wave".
© imago/Christian Behring
This author also noticed the connection between the degree of awareness and the perpetrator again on December 11, 2021.
"How does it actually work at the #Tatort casting: 'You are the most famous actress, so you would automatically be the murderer.'" He writes about the perpetration of Karoline Eichhorn's character Charlotte Aufhoven in the crime scene "And the night always wins" from Bremen .
Another user also confirms this and is shocked: “Karoline Eichhorn is the perpetrator.
And the most famous actress from today's cast.
Folks, this must not be a law.”
"Tatort" perpetrators: Is the thesis correct?
In the examples mentioned, an interaction between the actor's notoriety and the perpetrator can indeed be discovered.
In order to make a solid theory out of it, real "crime scene" experts would have to go and look at all the episodes again and classify the fame of the perpetrators.
However, if a bit of guessing is fun, you can test the thesis at the next “crime scene”.
For example at the new crime scene in Münster "The Devil's Long Breath"*.
The cast includes Banafshe Hourmazdi, Judith Goldberg, Kerstin Thielemann and Kim Riedle.
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