Scene of the Crime: Never Free Again
Filmfest 2010

Markus Rapp is on trial for rape, battery and murder. His most recent victim, young Melanie Bauer, survived to testify against him, filing suit along with the sister of another murdered victim. Munich. Detective Inspectors Ivo Batic and Franz Leitmayr testify, after tracking the killer down, compiling the evidence against him and finally arresting him in a brothel in a high-profile bust. But the defendant’s attorney Regina Zimmer is conducting her first case as a court-appointed lawyer and using controversial tactics that drive the homicide cops mad, checkmating them wherever possible. The case begins to attract more and more curiosity-seekers, culminating in a sensational verdict: the defendant goes free. Mocking the confounded cops to their faces, Markus Rapp finds refugee with his father, where the angry neighbours give the freed rapist a living hell. And the Detective Inspectors have to start over from scratch one again, to try and assemble a watertight case... BR-Tatort-Redaktion

tags: Feature film

Cast: Miroslav Nemec, Udo Wachtveitl, Anna Maria Sturm, Lisa Wagner, Tilo Prückner


Director: Christian Zübert