The second Taunus Crime Movie based on the novel „Eine unbeliebte Frau“ by Nele Neuhaus


A three-year-old girl disappears on a nursery excursion. As the police comb the forest for her, they come across the body of senior prosecutor Hardenbach.

Is Hardenbach’s death related to the disappearance of young Marie? Detectives Oliver von Bodenstein and Pia Kirchhoff conduct a high-speed investigation. The body of a young woman is discovered below a castle tower – it is the talented rider and mother of Marie, Isabel Kerstner. At first glance, it looks like suicide, but the post-mortem reveals that Isabel was in fact chased to death.

The new lead sends the detectives into the exclusive world of horse riding. It becomes apparent that the beautiful young woman was not especially popular. But who had a motive to kill her? Time is of the essence – still no one knows who has young Marie.



  • Genre: Crime
  • Format: 1 x 90′
  • Commissioned by: ZDF
  • Broadcast: 13 May 2013



Tim Bergmann (Oliver von Bodenstein), Felicitas Woll (Pia Kirchhoff), Ursula Karven (Bettina Hardenbach), Juergen Maurer (Friedhelm Döring), Arnd Klawitter (Dr. Michael Kerstner), Dörte Lyssewski (Marianne Jagoda), Doris Golpashin (Isabel Kerstner), Julia Bremermann (Anna Lena Döring), Anne Diemer (Sylvia Wagner), Anke Sevenich (Frau Engels), Julika Jenkins (Cosima von Bodenstein), Julian Weigend (Henning Kirchhoff), Michael Schenk (Kai Ostermann), Julius Römer (Lorenz), Horst-Günter Marx (Joachim Hardenbach) and others



  • Screenplay by: Anna Tebbe
  • Directed by: Thomas Roth
  • Director of Photography: Philipp Timme