The Barschel Affair
Uwe Barschel, 43, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein and father of four children, is found dead in the bathtub of his hotel room in Geneva. His dramatic end is the beginning of incessant speculation and countless conspiracy theories. Barschel had lied blatantly to the German people. And they had found out.
David Burger is a young, ambitious reporter for a large Hamburg daily newspaper. He and his colleague Olaf investigate Barschel’s death. David is convinced there’s more to it than suicide. His investigation leads him to a web of scheming, illegal arms deals, various intelligence agencies with one man in the center of it all, an unstable Minister President susceptible to blackmail. But David, too, has a troubled psyche and fights his inner demons and tries to save his marriage even as he refuses to give in to intense pressure.
Cast: Alexander Fehling, Fabian Hinrichs, Matthias Matschke, Antje Traue, Martin Brambach
Screenplay: Kilian Riedhof, Marco Wiersch
Director of Photography: Benedict Neuenfels
Film Editor: Andreas Radtke
Composer: Peter Hinderthür
Production Designer: Yesim Zolan
Costume Design: Lucia Faust
Sound: Miroslav Babic
Producer: Ariane Krampe
Production Company: Zeitsprung Pictures GmbH
Director: Kilian Riedhof
Editor: Stefan Kruppa, Sascha Schwingel
TV channel: ARD Degeto