"Tatort" from Stuttgart: Completely irradiated in the summer break: Bootz and Lannert between crime and slapstick

The Stuttgart investigator duo Lannert and Bootz are dealing with a tricky case: the drug dealer Boris Kellermann (Thomas Grässle) was murdered, but only his head is in the forensic medicine department - the rest of the body is missing.

"Tatort" from Stuttgart: Completely irradiated in the summer break: Bootz and Lannert between crime and slapstick

The Stuttgart investigator duo Lannert and Bootz are dealing with a tricky case: the drug dealer Boris Kellermann (Thomas Grässle) was murdered, but only his head is in the forensic medicine department - the rest of the body is missing. "He was a coke nose and was very likely bitten by a big dog," says forensic pathologist Vogt to Commissioner Sebastian Bootz (Felix Klare). Meanwhile, his colleague Thorsten Lannert (Richy Müller) is traveling alone and sends photos over his cell phone that show tables and knives smeared with blood. Bootz is puzzled as to where the pictures were taken: in a kitchen, a drug lab, a slaughterhouse? When he can no longer reach his partner by phone, he worries. Not entirely unfounded, as it turns out shortly afterwards: Lannert is lying in a bar completely stoned. He was drugged and babbles something about a deal that is supposed to take place that night. Bootz must figure out what it's all about and make the connection to Kellermann's murder.

The film comes up with numerous strange characters. But the Bechtle farming family stands out: father Dieter (Klaus Zmorek), mother Beate (Therese Hämer) and son Arthur (Valentin Erb). They slave away as pig farmers and dream of a different, better life in their eyes. To achieve this, they agree to an insane deal with drug dealers. It is the details that are particularly memorable, such as the fact that Schweinebauer Dieter wears a pink suit the whole time. Or his resolute wife Beate, who constantly handles a gun and says such nice sentences as: "One kidding the other. All our lives we were the other."

"What are they doing?" – this question is asked several times in the film, and as a viewer you are left quite perplexed. The fact that the Stuttgart commissioners are now also trying their hand at slapstick and comedy takes a lot of getting used to. The black humor should not reach a broad mass, as the Münster "Tatort" regularly does. The story (screenplay: Wolfgang Stauch, director: Shirel Peleg) is totally confused, for a long time you don't understand what it's about. A red thread and the tension are missing. Instead, Inspector Lannert strays through the night with a grin and tells his colleagues that he loves them. More of a never-ending drug rush than a thrilling crime thriller – exhausting.

As a commissioner, Thorsten Lannert is a total failure this time, for which coroner Dr. Daniel Vogt (Jürgen Hartmann) step in. It is given significantly more importance. However, he is so clumsy with the investigative work that even the crooks mistake him for an intern. Meanwhile, Bootz is not only an investigator, but also a nanny for his drugged-up colleague Lannert.

It is the last "crime scene" before the summer break. Not the right time for experiments. You can skip this thriller from Stuttgart.

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