The final part of the "Dreileben" trilogy was directed by German screenwriter and director Christoph Hochäusler who co-wrote the screenplay with Peer Klehmet. It tells the story about escaped murderer Frank Molech who has sought refuge in the forest of Dreileben and the middle-aged investigator and family man Marcus Kreil who is putting all his time and effort into catching him. As Marcus thoroughly examines the case evidence he begins to believe that there is something wrong about the case.
This acute psychological thriller draws an intimate portrayal of the murderer and as in all parts of the trilogy the use of sound is brilliant and reinforces the pivotal and impending atmosphere. German actors Eberhard Kirchberg and Stefan Kurt's acting performances is commendable in this engaging study of character which shifts between the driven investigator and the deeply disturbed murderer, and so is the directing in the darkest and most plot-driven part of the Dreileben trilogy, which takes the viewers into the deep forest of Dreileben and into the mind of the murderer. A fine end to a brilliantly narrated, directed and nuanced trilogy about a hideous crime and a beautiful and enigmatic place.
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