The protagonists of the "Tatort"-series have become more and more complex and troubled over the past few years. But not often does this character indulgent approach work out properly. Here it does, mainly thanks to an inspired script and a first-class supporting cast, including such great actors as Dieter Pfaff and Dominique Horwitz (plus a surprise appearance by Roger "James Bond" Moore during the final). The film was written shortly after 9/11 and filmed in January 2002, echoing the uncertainty and fear of anything that might be referred to as terror. Komissarin Inga Lürsen must deal with her own past in a radically leftist group and her part in the killing of a man some 25 years ago. Actually she doesn't have any idea, what happened that night, but as a member of the former group of radicals is murdered and the one suspected of comitting the original crime a quarter century ago resurfaces unexpectedly, Lürsen realizes it is time to stop hiding and start looking for answers, while being under close watch by an obsessive district attorney, waiting for his chance to catch some hated R.A.F. terrorists. Occasionally plot-progress stalls and the final is a bit overly emotional. But it is a thrilling ride all along, with more than one relevation about the depths of fanatism and the coming of age of one's political ambitions - Inga Lürsen and her friends never gave up their beliefs and ideals, only the way they spread them has turned away from extremism.
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