Herbert Reinecker's wit outside "Derrick" and "Der Kommissar" into every day life.
I bought the two DVDs because of one name: Herbert Reinecker, who is the writer of the series "Derrick" and "Der Kommissar", which is in my opinion the best detective series ever. Well, I wasn't disappointed at all.
It is a collection of "TV shorts" - if I may call them this way - about strange and funny things which happen to the main character (played by Lilli Palmer). Basically they are stories about love, betrayal, feelings, family problems, mean behavior, good deeds, and right "punishment" of people who play the smart guy. They grant also an interesting insight into human psychology, and its differences between the two sexes. Often the plots are almost paradoxical, but all the same believable. Not seldom they raise a smile or even a laugh. Other times they are bitter, but they have much sense, and something to teach to us.
The soul of the whole thing is Reinecker and his pen, a never-ending mine of curious plots, wit and unpredictable solutions. And of course, Lilli Palmer is a good actress, who succeeds in playing the feelings and the behavior of many women. The directors don't give a bad impression, and in some cases they are well known and appreciated cinematographers of the German television in its best years.
On the disks there are four series of shorts; one is written by somebody else (I forgot the name), and you soon see the difference. They are not bad, but conventional, and they flow away without the Reinecker's print into your soul. Anyway, the DVD case is very well worth the time and the money, above all for the ones who love the detective series I mentioned at the beginning. In the meantime, television has become flat and boring; I wish we saw something of the kind these days!
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