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Death a la Carte (1995)

Risiko Null - Der Tod steht auf dem Speiseplan (original title)
Journalist Moritz Nestler is working on an article about the neat madness and the way it's danger is played down by the politicians. A bullock's head, which is infected with the disease, is... See full summary »
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Cast

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Maria Schrader ... Ute Böning
August Zirner ... Moritz Nestler
Adolf Laimböck Adolf Laimböck ... Wilhelm Böning
Rudolf Kowalski Rudolf Kowalski ... Dr. Dornbusch
Joachim Dietmar Mues ... (as Dietmar Mues)
Axel Milberg ... Kai Hassenstein
Barbara Focke Barbara Focke ... Frau Schadow
Rolf Becker ... Möbius
Hans Martin Stier Hans Martin Stier
Martin Armknecht Martin Armknecht ... Reporter
Lutz Herkenrath
Martin Umbach
Heinz Trixner Heinz Trixner
Horst Richter Horst Richter
Peter Rühring Peter Rühring
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Journalist Moritz Nestler is working on an article about the neat madness and the way it's danger is played down by the politicians. A bullock's head, which is infected with the disease, is played into his hands and makes him realize that Germany is now affected by BSE too. In unofficial interviews with scientists he learns that BSE possibly could infect humans too - but before he can publish anything, he's found dead. His girlfriend and colleague Ute Boehning doesn't believe in an accident and wants to continue his investigation - although her father, who owns a slaughter-house, asks her not to. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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TERRIBLE ANTI-CLIMAX AND A LOT OF LOOSE ENDS
4 October 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

A crime story that fits within the tradition of the German Problemfilm. Central theme is the Creutzfeldt-Jacob syndrome and BSE (mad cow disease) that was a hot item a couple of years ago. The viewer is fully informed - as in a typical Aufklärungsfilm - about these items and this information is contained in in an exciting but in the end unsatisfactory film, well-directed by Roland Suso Richter.

At one moment BSE must have struck the makers as towards the end things get incomprehensible; the final scene is a terrible anti-climax. Who send the murderer? Who or what is behind it all? Did the makers themselves had any idea about all the loose ends the viewer is left with?


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Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 November 1995 (Germany) See more »

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Death a la Carte See more »

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HDTV Entertainment, Sat.1 See more »
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