Stuttgart-"Crime Scene: Forgiveness": That's why Jürgen Hartmann is coming into focus

He has been working as a forensic doctor for around 15 years.

Stuttgart-"Crime Scene: Forgiveness": That's why Jürgen Hartmann is coming into focus

He has been working as a forensic doctor for around 15 years. Daniel Vogt has already appeared in the "Tatort" films from Stuttgart alongside the renowned investigator duo Lannert and Bootz (played by Ricky Müller, 68 and Felix Klare, 45). And yet the actor Jürgen Hartmann (58) never played the center of attention and remained only a peripheral figure for a long time. With the current film “Forgiveness” this changes suddenly. The Stuttgart native took control of the action himself and suggested a crime plot to the people in charge that brought his character to the fore - with great success.

The result was a strong Sunday evening crime thriller that finally puts the focus on the all-important forensic doctor Vogt. Who is the person behind it? Where is he from? And what dark secrets does he carry with him? All of this is now put in the shop window in “Forgiveness” and examined in detail. In an interview with the fan site "wiewardertatort.de", actor Hartmann gives insights into his efforts to give his character more color. He has always been fascinated by the idea that Dr. One day Vogt found himself in front of a corpse that took him out of his routine.

He was interested in what would happen if he had a personal connection to the corpse: "Are there any irritations or inhibitions?" He later communicated this idea to the SWR editorial team and the producer and immediately noticed that it was catching on: "The editorial team signaled to me just two weeks later that they thought the idea was great and wanted to implement it." They then considered together what aesthetics and narrative style would go well with it and came up with the screenwriters Rudi Gaul (41) and Katharina Adler (43) - but from that point on it was out of development.

It was important to him that he was not part of this artistic process: "The finished script was in parts close to my idea, but in parts it was also different." He was enthusiastic about the book when he read it and was "very, very happy with the film": "It has a really great, attentive narrative style. The 'crime scene' is incredibly atmospheric, very lively and imaginative."

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