He was something like the perfect employee: "People like Marlon have a future," says his boss about the young man. But now Marlon lies dead in the hallway, stabbed with a knife. And there is no evidence of the killer. Moritz Eisner (Harald Krassnitzer) and Bibi Fellner (Adele Neuhauser) first try to get an idea of the dead man. This is inconsistent: while his boss found him "charming, funny and unusual", the police officers encounter many people who describe the dead man as cold and unscrupulous. The perpetrator is startled by the investigation - and commits another crime...
This film describes a world in which people have completely subordinated themselves to the economic system. In order to meet the ever-increasing demands, self-optimization is the order of the day, while intoxication is only possible as "microdosing". Evi Romen makes her brilliant "crime scene" debut with this case. The 55-year-old is actually an editor - the artful cut is also a trademark of this thriller. It wasn't until 2020 that Romen directed a film for the first time - this "crime scene" already shows her as a master of her trade.
Within 90 minutes, this film not only delivers a thriller along with the necessary enlightenment, but also touches on a large number of social problems and topics. All of this is embedded in a framework story that tells the case from the retrospective - for some viewers, one or the other twist may be too much.
The case is told this time through the eyes of Meret Schande (Christina Scherrer), Eisner and Fellner's assistant. She has a disillusioned view of things: "Of course that's the total police cliché: the two who have already seen everything," she says. "The cynical Moritz and Bibi who uses Teflon." Along the way, the young woman, whose private life suffers from the heavy workload, deconstructs the romantic myth that police work is not a job, but a calling.
This "crime scene" is worth seeing from the first to the last minute, a clear recommendation!
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