The second part of the "Dreileben" trilogy was directed by German screenwriter and director Dominik Graf who co-wrote the screenplay with Markus Busch. It tells the story about psychologist Jo, a single mum who lives with her parents in Erfurt. Jo has been hired to assist the local police in Dreileben with their ongoing investigation of escaped murderer Frank Molesch. When Jo arrives in Dreileben she is invited to stay with her old friend Vera and her husband Bruno who are renovating their house. As Jo and Vera begins to reminiscence their youth, they discover that they once had a common romantic interest. This sudden revelation creates doubt and changes their relationship.
This quietly paced and dialog-driven mystery drama focuses on the relations and the dynamics between the three central characters, draws ardent and extensive milieu depictions and is more of an intimate and psychological drama than a thriller. The atmosphere is as significant as in the first and the last part of the trilogy and the acting performances by German actresses Jeanette Hein, Susanne Wolff and German actor Misel Maticevic is prominent. The second part of the Dreileben trilogy provides the most detailed milieu depictions and is a finely directed study of character about a woman who whilst investigating a murder case becomes more interested in examining her own personal feelings.
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