The Beischläfer on Amazon is the Surprise Hit of the year | TV

So much of Munich was not long on the screen! The series "The Beischläfer", which currently runs the streaming service, Amazon Prime, is the surprise success

The Beischläfer on Amazon is the Surprise Hit of the year | TV

So much of Munich was not long on the screen! The series "The Beischläfer", which currently runs the streaming service, Amazon Prime, is the surprise success of the year. We spoke with the main actor Markus Stoll, alias Harry G about the Hit.

Almost 90 percent of the reviews on Amazon are the highest mark of five stars – and very rightly so. The stories can be so charming, therefore, that memories of classics such as "Somehow and Anyway", or the large series of Helmut Dietls are awake.

What it

Markus Stoll plays the enterprising auto wrench, Charlie Menzinger, who will be appointed against his will to the jury. As the "voice of the people" he doesn't have to worry now for law and order, although he believes since the accidental death of his wife, Marie, even in justice. In the courtroom, Menzinger meets the strict judge Dr. Julia Kellermann (Lisa Bitter), with which he delivers from now on: professional and personal struggles.

Who had the idea

"My Management and I always had the idea of a private ,make the moving image project' to, whether it's Film or series," says Markus Stoll in an interview with our newspaper. "In the beginning we couldn't even imagine that our lax idea of something so Big and Great it is." Now he was "delighted and relieved" that it works so well. As the author of the six episodes Murmel Clausen, incidentally, is on Board, and has written for the "crime scene" from Weimar very beautiful scenarios.

role models

the Name of the title character – Charlie Menzinger – sounds like a mixture of Günther Maria Halmers "Tscharlie" from Helmut Dietls "Munich stories" and the legendary "Monaco Franze" Franz Münchinger alias Helmut Fischer. In General, one has the impression that the big Bavarian series have been the inspiration for the "Beischläfer". "We wanted to copy in any case and comparisons to these great shows," says Stoll. "The only Parallel: We speak Bavarian, and it happened in Munich." But of course you have to be inspired. "For us, but it was nevertheless very important, is the Munich of today depict." And the series actually manages very well. Whether well-known streets, such as the Maximilian street or small corners in the urban areas of Munich, the home plays the main role, as well as the music of the Bavarian Band, three-quarters blood.

Who's playing

in addition to Markus Stoll alias Charlie Menzinger Lisa is Bitter as a judge, a real discovery. It is known as a partner of Lena Odenthal (Ulrike Folkerts) in "Tatort" in Ludwigshafen. Here she is lengths better than the criminal. "Lisa and I were not quite unknown to us, I never knew you, you knew me," recalls Markus Stoll. "Then we made a Casting, several Actresses came over, but as Lisa and I had changed two sets, the decision was clear. Because the chemistry is just right.“

Why Amazon Prime?

"at the beginning was completely open, who takes on the project," says Markus Stoll. "We have several offers, and then I made the experience, that Amazon is incredibly fast and straightforward, when it comes to decisions and implementation." This pace would not have the public broadcaster. "Amazon is agile, dynamic and flexible," says Stoll.

alone

The title. "Beischläfer" (as lawyers call allegedly always tired assessors, i.e. assessors, in the court) sounds like slapstick. But be that as it may. There is actually a second season? "It all feels so good – the product itself, but also how the series has to say, and criticism will be discussed," says Stoll. "It would be logical, if it goes."

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 04:36

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