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Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus (2010)

Maj. Adolf Kottan III has to return to the police as the situation is worse than ever. He is the only hope.


Peter Patzak


Peter Patzak (story & characters), Helmut Zenker (story & characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lukas Resetarits Lukas Resetarits ... Maj. Adolf Kottan III.
Udo Samel ... Heribert Pilch
Johannes Krisch ... Paul Schremser
Robert Stadlober ... Alfred Schrammel
Wolfgang Böck ... Kurt Hofbauer
Simon Schwarz ... Major Stefan Schwab
Hanno Pöschl Hanno Pöschl ... Drballa
Bibiane Zeller Bibiane Zeller ... Ilse Kottan
Mavie Hörbiger ... Marianne Herzer
Erni Mangold ... Mutter Ziwoda
Gerti Drassl Gerti Drassl ... Rita Murawetz
Nina Fog ... Paula Chantilly
Chris Lohner Chris Lohner ... Fernsehsprecherin
Erich Schleyer Erich Schleyer ... Dr. Markus Herzer
Branko Samarovski Branko Samarovski ... Geiselnehmer


Maj. Adolf Kottan III has to return to the police as the situation is worse than ever. He is the only hope.

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Comedy | Crime


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10/10 (NB, I'm a fan)
13 June 2011 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

"Kottan ermittelt" was a seminal crime-comedy TV series in the 1970ies and -80ies, that started out as a "regular" TV detective show which slowly matured into dadaistic slapstick, the likes of which had never been seen before on public television (the only type there was at the time and in that place), in an age where there were at most five programmes, which were switched off after midnight and on again the next day at around 5 p. m. Director Peter Patzak pushed the envelope wide as far as he could. To us counter-culturalists in our hand-knit woolly sweaters, he brought pure punk, pure anarchy to the telly. All of a sudden we weren't so sure that the revolution wouldn't be televised after all.

This is the standard that you have to measure the latest "Kottan investigates" venture by. And amazingly, after a whopping 27 years, major Adolf Kottan is still as fresh and infectious as a Sex Pistols riff. Based on a surprisingly coherent plot (which nobody cares for), Patzak, seconded by a fist-class staff of actors, fires off a volley of running gags, absurd imagery (don't ask me how to interpret this pug dog, colour-keyed over aerial pictures of Vienna and accompanied by helicopter sounds), Viennese slang bickering ("Wiener Schmäh"), rock 'n' roll music, sordid crimes and general cultural degeneration.

And why? Because he can -- and because I love it.

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Release Date:

3 December 2010 (Austria) See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria


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EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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