Eine Stadt wird erpresst

  • 90'
  • Germany
  • 2006
Georg Kalinke has been with the Leipzig Police Department since the 1970s. For many of his younger (oftentimes Bonn Republic-born and bred) colleagues, he's but a relic from a bygone era. When the biggest case in a long time - Leipzig will be bombed to rubble if it doesn't cough up 20 million in diamonds - lands in this lone wolf's lap, folks get nervous. If things go wrong, some of them will have some serious questions to ask.
Kalinke also has problems of his own. All the leads point towards Gralwitz, a (fictional) village he knows only too well from a case that went sour back in the Honecker days.
Landscape after the battle.
Possibly the best piece of genre filmmaking about the economic - as well as psychological - toll 'unification' has taken on the people of the 'Five New States of the Federation'. A bleak, pissed-off look at a nation still divided.
Director
Dominik Graf
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2006
Festival Edition
IFFR 2013
Length
90'
Medium
Betacam Digi
Language
German
Production Company
ZDF / ARTE
Sales
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Screenplay
Dominik Graf, Rolf Basedow
Cinematography
Alexander Fischerkoesen
Editor
Hana Müllner
Production Design
Claus-Jürgen Pfeiffer
Sound Design
Rainer Haase, Olaf Kutscher
Music
Sven Rossenbach, Florian van Volxem
Cast
Uwe Kockisch, Mišel Maticevic