The summer holidays on the alpine pastures have presented the Bahr and Fendler families somewhat differently: the builders had made a mistake at the lodging booking. Fendlers can not move ... See full summary »
Heio von Stetten,
A girl disappears on her way to school. The prime suspect is Hans Kortman a former teacher, who spent the last 15 years in prison for the murder of his 15 year old student Melanie Bauer. But Kortman is declaring his innocence.
Sophie von Kessel
In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »
"Inspector Susanne Beckert doesn't make it easy to be liked. Thanks to her tenacity to follow through on her ""intuition"", she soon has the entire precinct on her back. Her first case ... See full summary »
Franziska sees police recovering a dead body and recognizes the woman as the one who had her make-up done by Franzika only days before. The hobby-detective suspects foul-play and starts ... See full summary »
Katharina and Richard are a happy couple, even if they only have a weekend marriage. Because he works as a senior official of the EU in Prague. But he suddenly disappears without a trace ... See full summary »
Lisa Martinek! Every time I see her, I fall in love with her again. Predictably, it was no different with "Die Zürcher Verlobung", an inspired remake of the 1957 classic. In the part of a girlish thirty-something dental-assistant-come-pulp-fiction-writer, she charms and dazzles viewers as both a graceful leading lady and a cheeky madcap. Thanks to Wolfgang Limmer's screenplay, she gets to say a lot of smart and funny lines along the way, and thanks to Vivien Schmitter's costume design, she gets to model some truly stunning outfits. Let me pick out no more than three and a half: As her ex barges in on her to crash at her place, she is clad all in white with thigh-high wool stockings, a circa 1940s lawn tennis skirt thing and a tunic top with floral embroidery. Very cute. As she hits the Alpine jet set, she wears a short beige overcoat spiced up by leather gloves and old-school high heels in bright red. Very classy. As she takes to the slopes, she sports a body-hugging saffron pantsuit in some sort of high-tech chintz. Very sexy. Take it as proof of my self-restraint that I am neither mentioning the tight short-sleeved pale green roll-neck top, nor the red bikini. By contrast with her character's on-screen look, Lisa Martinek showed up at the movie's festival opening in shiny black, head to tow, looking a lot more urban and sophisticated than her character: low-cut, knee-length cocktail dress, tailored overcoat, leather boots, darkly handsome date. Their kids will be smashing.
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