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Tatort 

A long running German cop show, where detectives work to solve a crime.
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Klaus J. Behrendt Klaus J. Behrendt ...  Max Ballauf / ... 87 episodes, 1990-2019
Miroslav Nemec Miroslav Nemec ...  Ivo Batic / ... 84 episodes, 1988-2019
Udo Wachtveitl Udo Wachtveitl ...  Franz Leitmayr / ... 82 episodes, 1991-2019
Dietmar Bär ...  Freddy Schenk / ... 80 episodes, 1984-2019
Ulrike Folkerts Ulrike Folkerts ...  Lena Odenthal / ... 71 episodes, 1989-2019
Joe Bausch Joe Bausch ...  Dr. Joseph Roth / ... 68 episodes, 1998-2019
Andreas Hoppe ...  Mario Kopper / ... 58 episodes, 1996-2017
Peter Espeloer Peter Espeloer ...  Peter Becker / ... 55 episodes, 1981-2019
Annalena Schmidt Annalena Schmidt ...  Frau Keller / ... 55 episodes, 1998-2019
Bernd Michael Lade Bernd Michael Lade ...  Hauptkommissar Kain / ... 46 episodes, 1992-2008
Harald Krassnitzer Harald Krassnitzer ...  Moritz Eisner / ... 46 episodes, 1999-2019
Tessa Mittelstaedt Tessa Mittelstaedt ...  Franziska Lüttgenjohann / ... 46 episodes, 1999-2018
Peter Sodann Peter Sodann ...  Hauptkommissar Bruno Ehrlicher / ... 45 episodes, 1992-2007
Michael Fitz Michael Fitz ...  Carlo Menzinger / ... 45 episodes, 1991-2013
Manfred Krug ...  Hauptkommissar Paul Stoever 41 episodes, 1984-2001
Charles Brauer ...  Hauptkommissar Peter Brockmöller / ... 40 episodes, 1981-2001
Karl-Heinz von Hassel Karl-Heinz von Hassel ...  Kommissar Brinkmann / ... 40 episodes, 1971-2001
Sabine Postel Sabine Postel ...  Hauptkommissarin Inga Lürsen / ... 39 episodes, 1989-2018
Dominic Raacke ...  Till Ritter / ... 39 episodes, 1985-2014
Axel Milberg ...  Klaus Borowski / ... 37 episodes, 1994-2019
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ...  Frank Thiel / ... 35 episodes, 2002-2019
Jan Josef Liefers ...  Prof. Karl-Friedrich Boerne / ... 35 episodes, 2002-2019
Christine Urspruch Christine Urspruch ...  Silke Haller / ... 35 episodes, 2002-2019
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A long running German cop show, where detectives work to solve a crime.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

West Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 November 1970 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Afaceri de familie See more »

Filming Locations:

Weimar, Thuringia, Germany

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The introduction of the character Horst Schimanski (Götz George) marked a strong change regarding the depiction of cops in German television. He became notorious for his rebellious attitude, his frequent drinking, foul language and occasional brawls. As those traits were unprecedented in the 1980's, it gained the character a cult-status. Schimanski is also credited for making the word "shit" more socially acceptable, and in 1991, the German newspaper Bild even counted the number of times he used it. In many polls, Schimanski topped the list of the most popular Tatort characters. See more »

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Federal Germany's Leading Detective Series
25 March 2009 | by NicolaiLevinSee all my reviews

"Tatort" (= Crime Scene) is one of the most popular detective series on German TV. Feature length (90 min) episodes air on roughly 30 Sundays of the year - following the evening news at 8:15 p.m.

The public network ARD that shows "Tatort" is organized federally, i.e. it consists of a dozen regional TV stations. Each regional station have their own police team depicted in their region. So, there is a Berlin team, a Hamburg team, and so on - each have their own episodes under the common label. Larger regional stations like WDR (Cologne) add 3 or 4 episodes each year, smaller ones like tiny Radio Bremen just 1.

The style and setting vary with the teams - that is part of the fun of the series. Episodes from Frankfurt have been rather vanguard in terms of cinematography and storytelling, while the Münster team is famed for their witty dialogues and comic effects.

The regional differences also lead to a competition for audiences and public attention. Viewers tend to choose what team episodes to watch - with consequences for audience ratings and public discussions about the poor scripts or the cheap productions that the Tatorte from some stations have been suffering recently.

The feature length and the producers' ambitions to show not only entertaining crime stories but also to present social issues like child abuse, integration of immigrants, or school violence lead to high public awareness for "Tatort". Episodes are regularly reviewed in quality newspapers like Frankfurter Allgemeine or Süddeutsche Zeitung.


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