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A detective leaves the force to take over the family business as an undertaker at the same time as he is being investigated for murder. His close encounters with corpses and his earlier ... See full summary »


Hartmut Block




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Series cast summary:
Reto Stalder ...  Fabio Testi 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Samuel Streiff ...  Reto Dörig 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Mike Müller Mike Müller ...  Luc Conrad 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Barbara Terpoorten ...  Anna-Maria Giovanoli / ... 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Suly Röthlisberger Suly Röthlisberger ...  Erika Bürgisser / ... 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Martin Ostermeier Martin Ostermeier ...  Dr. Alois Semmelweis / ... 28 episodes, 2013-2019


A detective leaves the force to take over the family business as an undertaker at the same time as he is being investigated for murder. His close encounters with corpses and his earlier police training lead him to see things some of his ex-colleagues miss and he investigates the crimes he encounters in an unofficial capacity often to the dismay of he official police.

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Swiss German | French | English

Release Date:

8 January 2013 (Switzerland) See more »

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The Undertaker See more »

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Snake Films See more »
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A fine example of Euro TV
25 March 2018 | by mpdsrSee all my reviews

Thank God for European TV and film. There is a place for dumpy, grouchy and complex romantic lead parts in major TV shows and film we don't seem to grasp in this country. The hit series The Undertaker is a prime example of beautiful casting, superb acting and directing of well written crime stories based around the Swiss town of Aarau, Switzerland. The former Head Detective has left the force to take over his late father's Funerial Parlor and his former lover has replaced him. Unfortunately for her his crime solving abilities keep interrupting her investigations leading to conflict at work and in their unsorted/unspoken feelings for one another. (It should be noted that both actors won awards for their performances in the roles.) Luc is over 40, overweight, opinionated and deeply in love but afraid/unwilling to open up due to issues in his past. Anna Maria knows/knew he is/was her chance at a normal life but as the series progresses we learn she has demons from her family life she has difficulty facing. Is it a soap opera? No. One of the things that makes The Undertaker great is how the writing team develops the mysteries with the romance as subtext. Eventually they add a character who further exacerbates both aspects along with a horrific crime story that permeates season two and three. I love Anna Maria's character and the way Barbara breathes life into her. Mike is also the perfect Luc. There is so much to like here. The series is still in production as of 2018 and MHZ Choice has 4 series available (European series are not necessarily broadcast in the back to back manner as here in the States.) although they do not always coinside with the Scheduled episodes. I am now mid season 3 and am forcing to slow myself down or I will binge self out of this enjoyable diversion. Don't sweat the subtitles and enjoy the show.

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