Tatort (1970– )
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Die fette Hoppe 

A woman of a sausage company is kidnapped. The detectives are struggling to find the possible murderer in a small village in Germany.


Franziska Meletzky


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Episode credited cast:
Christian Ulmen ... Lessing
Nora Tschirner ... Kira Dorn
Thorsten Merten Thorsten Merten ... Kurt Stich
Wolfgang M. Bauer Wolfgang M. Bauer ... Hans Bangen
Dominique Horwitz ... Caspar Bogdanski
Klara Deutschmann Klara Deutschmann ... Lotte Bogdanski
Stephan Grossmann ... Sigmar Hoppe
Palina Rojinski Palina Rojinski ... Nadine Reuter
Ramona Kunze-Libnow Ramona Kunze-Libnow ... Frau Olm
Elke Wieditz Elke Wieditz ... Brigitte Hoppe
Ute Wieckhorst Ute Wieckhorst ... Frau Dr. Seelenbinder
Jan Baake Jan Baake ... Polizist Michael
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Bertram Martin Bertram ... Polizist
Matthias H. Herzer Matthias H. Herzer ... Zivilfahnder


Chief Inspector LESSING's (Christian Ulmen) first day in Weimar sets off to a rockier start than he may have expected it to. He finds himself in the middle of a huge police operation. An insane extortionist has taken the pregnant police officer KIRA DORN (Nora Tschirner ) hostage and has barricaded himself in the Anna Amalia state library. As Lessing manages to take control of the situation and the apparent psychopath responsible, his colleagues inform him that the dramatic operation was simply a practice exercise. Lessing is visibly annoyed until he is faced with his first, real case: the sausage queen of Weimar, Brigitte Hoppe, the owner of a large industrial butchery, who is famous for the best sausages in Thuringia, the fat Hoppe, has gone missing. The evidence points towards murder. There is an abundance of suspects, since Mrs. Hoppe was rich and ruthless. When her frozen corpse appears on a porch swing, the chaos seems perfect. But Lessing and Dorn manage to bring light into the... Written by Wiedemann & Berg Television

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Crime | Drama



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West Germany | Germany



Release Date:

26 December 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Tatort - Die fette Hoppe See more »

Filming Locations:

Weimar, Thuringia, Germany

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At 1:18:27 you can see the camera crew and microphone crew in the reflection of the car in the front. See more »


References Ich bin ein Star, holt mich hier raus! (2004) See more »

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