Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

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The second season based on the books by lawyer-author Ferdinand von Schirach, starring Moritz Bleibtreu as criminal lawyer for the tough cases Dr. Kronberg. We once again explore the gray zone between legal and moral guilt, based on real cases from the author's 20-year career: A gruesome corpse, doubts about a child's innocence and a dark crime of passion.

tags: Justice, Guilt, Series, Crime/Murder

Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Josefine Preuß, Iris Berben, Marcus Mittermeier, Samuel Schneider, Louis Hofmann, Natalia Belitski, Martin Brambach, Tom Wlaschiha, Ruby O. Fee, Maria Dragus


Screenplay: Niels Holle, André Georgi, Nina Grosse

Original Material: Ferdinand von Schirach

Director of Photography: Wolf Siegelmann

Film Editor: Simone Sugg-Hofmann

Composer: Enis Rotthoff

Production Designer: Alexandra Pilhatsch

Costume Design: Nici Zinell

Sound: Rainer Plabst

Producer: Oliver Berben, Jan Ehlert

Production Company: Moovie GmbH

World Sales: Beta Film GmbH

Director: Hannu Salonen

TV channel: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)


Hannu Salonen was born in Pori, Finland in 1972 and founded a movie-making club when he was 16. After graduating from high school in Helsinki, he enrolled at Berlin film school dffb when he was 20. His first short MOMENTS IN MONOCHROME won numerous awards. His graduating film DOWNHILL CITY won Best European Debut Film in Angers, France. He has since shot over two dozen TV mysteries and thrillers, including THE MIDWIFE (2014) and the first season of SHADES OF GUILT. The second premieres at Munich as well.