Forever A Murderer - The Ritter Case
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

At the end of 1999, a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, young Frankfurt police investigator Yvonne Weber is transferred to Eisenach, in the former GDR. As part of a routine check of unsolved crimes there, she and local detective Frank Wolf examine the case of a young woman who was murdered 16 years earlier. Everyone in the local police force sees it as a very simple matter: the perpetrator was Konrad Ritter, a local musician and playboy, and he was convicted. But when they take a closer look at the files, Wolf and Weber come across some staggering inconsistencies. It becomes apparent that facts were twisted or ignored by the local police force and that witness statements and even Ritter's confessions were obtained by very dubious methods...

tags: Memories, History, Society, Crime/ Murder, Feature film

Cast: Hinnerk Schönemann, Teresa Weißbach, Oliver Stokowski, Karl Kranzkowski, Luca Zamperoni


Screenplay: Holger Karsten Schmidt

Director of Photography: Volker Tittel

Film Editor: Esther Weinert, Michael Reysz

Composer: Jens Langbein, Robert Schulte Hemming

Production Designer: Peter Bausch

Costume Design: Saskia Richter

Sound: Mario Brecht

Producer: Michael Smeaton

Production Company: FFP New Media GmbH

Co-Producer: Günther von Endert

World Sales: Global Screen GmbH

Director: Johannes Grieser