The eighth Taunus Crime Movie based loosely on the novel „Im Wald“ by Nele Neuhaus

A trailer in the Taunus forest is in flames. The remains of a human body are found in the wreckage. Felicitas Molin (Andrea Sawatzki), a journalist, is the only witness and claims to have seen someone fleeing from the scene. In their eighth case, detective Oliver von Bodenstein (Tim Bergmann) and his colleague Pia Sander (Felicitas Woll) are not only in charge of investigating arson with fatal consequences, but also murder.

Their research leads the team back to the summer of 1982, when Bodenstein’s best friend Artur Berjakov, the son of late repatriates from Russia, went missing. The detectives realize quickly: Several villagers would rather not bring this story up again. But what are they hiding? Bodenstein’s former ‘blood brothers’ Inka Hansen (Veronica Ferres) and Edgar Herold (Martin Feifel) don’t seem to be of any help either.

The detectives investigate a case full of hatred and violence following multiple trails and persistently trying to put together a puzzle of evidence. Meanwhile, the entire village remains silent. For coming clean could make you the next one on the hit list.


  • Genre: Crime
  • Format: 2 x 90’
  • Commissioned by: ZDF
  • Broadcast: 2 and 3 January 2018



Tim Bergmann (Oliver von Bodenstein), Felicitas Woll (Pia Kirchhoff), Michael Schenk (Kai Ostermann), Mira Bartuschek (Kim Freitag), Veronica Ferres (Inka Hansen), Atheer Adel (Tariq Omari), Timur Bartels (Elias Lessing), Andrea Sawatzki (Felicitas Molin), Hannes Wegener (Leonard Keller), Martin Lindow (Jakob Ehlers), Martin Feifel (Edgar Herold), Henriette Richter-Röhl (Karoline Albrecht), Samuel Weiss (Peter Lessing), Birge Schade (Simone Reichenbach), Kai Scheve (Dr. Henning Kirchhoff), André Eisermann (Police Officer Konrad Ginsberg) and others



  • Screenplay by: Anna Tebbe
  • Directed by: Marcus O. Rosenmüller
  • Director of Photography: Marcus Kanter