In January 1999, actor Harald Krassnitzer (63) appeared for the first time as "crime scene" investigator Moritz Eisner in the episode "Never Again Opera." For the 25th anniversary, the Viennese crime filmmakers have tailored a tough case for him with "Tatort: Your Loss" (March 10th at 8:15 p.m. on Erste), in which the inspector has little to laugh about and is himself suspected of murder.
"Crime Scene: Your Loss", the 33rd joint case by the Viennese investigator duo Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner (Adele Neuhauser, 65), initially begins harmlessly with a lavish party on the occasion of Eisner's 60th birthday. This gets so drunk that the inspector has to sleep off his intoxication the next day and wakes up with a complete film tear. To make matters worse, he soon finds himself in a prison cell - still with a serious hangover.
As Eisner then finds out, he is suspected of having shot a nightclub owner the night before. Even though the shocked inspector vehemently protests his innocence, numerous crime scene traces and other evidence speak against him. Only his colleague Bibi Fellner believes his words and is then given a lot to do to get her friend and colleague out of prison...
In an interview with ORF, Krassnitzer reports on the filming of the blatant anniversary "crime scene", most of which he had to complete in a real prison cell. Instead of portraying the unjustly imprisoned man as a raging savage, screaming and banging on the cell door, as is usual on television, he decided to focus on the total disintegration and the "double and triple panic" of the imprisoned inspector.
He reports: "Only the cameraman and a sound assistant fit into the cell with me. The others were housed in the hallway. Playing Eisner's Slippage in this room was great fun, even if it sounds strange. That's our intention always to tell the characters in such a way that they touch you."