A killer reveals his bizarre life’s work in this thriller series.
A pile of bodies and the bones of 248 victims are discovered in a fallow field in the Oderbruch region of eastern Germany. Random murders that don’t seem to have a motive, spread out over the past two decades. The corpses have been drained of all their blood. There is no trace of the killer. This spectacular case takes former police officer Maggie Kring back to the area she grew up in and the place where her little brother Kai disappeared during a flood in 1997.
The screening will include the first two episodes of the series.
Meet the director
Adolfo J. Kolmerer, Christian Alvart
Adolfo J. Kolmerer is an award-winning director of films and commercials who lives in Berlin. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, and holding a degree in computer science, Adolfo decided to do something different. He packed a 20-pound suitcase, left his home country, and moved to Berlin. In the process of learning German and working at different jobs, he was invited to a film set, and that’s when he found his true calling: filmmaking. Since then, he has been pursuing his dream job shooting feature films, television series, commercials, and music videos. Kolmerer works fluently in three languages: English, Spanish, and German.
Christian Alvart was born near Frankfurt am Main in 1974. His strict Christian upbringing frowned upon film and television. Instead, he read about movies, how they were made, and the novels or the source material they were based upon. When he finally got his hands on films, he couldn’t stop watching them and often went to the movies six times a week. In 2005, his breakthrough as a director came with his second film, ANTIBODIES. At its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, he was named one of “Five Directors to Watch”; the AFI Festival called him “the New Face of German Cinema”. ANTIBODIES was invited to the Edinburgh Film Festival and many others and received a number of awards. Alvart filmed THE ISLAND, a disturbing series about a deadly virus, just prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic; this work of fiction turned out to have shocking parallels to real events. Three years earlier, he had brought the TATORT crime series to movie theaters. In the late 2000s, he had also done directing work in Hollywood alongside Renée Zellweger.