- TV Movie
- 1h 30m
2 murders are committed in Hamburg - men in their 60s, scalped. They and a common friend were connected to Mühlhaus, a left wing terrorist killed 30 years ago. Inspector Fabel investigates.2 murders are committed in Hamburg - men in their 60s, scalped. They and a common friend were connected to Mühlhaus, a left wing terrorist killed 30 years ago. Inspector Fabel investigates.2 murders are committed in Hamburg - men in their 60s, scalped. They and a common friend were connected to Mühlhaus, a left wing terrorist killed 30 years ago. Inspector Fabel investigates.
A series of murders shakes Hamburg: first a well-known singer-songwriter is murdered and scalped, then a renowned scientist. The highly professional killer leaves no usable traces at the scene of the crime apart from a strand of red hair. Why does someone kill in such a brutal way? Why does he spray his victims with red paint before scalping them. And why does he know every step of detective inspector Jan Fabel? One thing seems clear: More murders will follow. Fabel and his team are investigating at full speed. The traces quickly lead to the left-wing student scene of the 1980s. The victims knew the terrorist Franz Mühlhaus, who was shot dead during a police operation. Shortly before their deaths, both telephoned the esotericist Beate Brandt. She, too, once belonged to the Mühlhaus environment and evidently knows more than she would like to admit. Does she want to protect her violent son Thomas, who was released from custody shortly before the start of the murder series? Thomas soon becomes the main suspect, and it turns out that he is the child of Beate Brand and Franz Mühlhaus, whom he resembles like a child. He also got his red hair from his father. The long strands of hair at the scene of the crime are not his, but Franz Mühlhaus's. Fabel quickly realizes that the key to the current murders lies in the past. Investigator Anna Wolf found noticeable gaps in the filtered BKA files, and the head of the investigation at the time only cooperated on a pro forma basis. The fact is: Of the seven people who once carried out an assassination attempt, led by Mühlhaus, four have not been brought to justice to this day. Who are the terrorists who were able to start a new life unmolested? Distinguished personalities such as Senator for the Environment Müller-Voigt, cultural politician Hans Schreiber and star architect Paul Menge are eligible. They have little interest in their past being exposed. But they have to fear even more of becoming the next victims. It's not just the time pressure that keeps Fabel from sleeping. His colleague Maria Klee caused him additional worries. Maria has not yet processed an assassination attempt directed against her, and she is repeatedly blocked by states of anxiety during operations. Her friend, forensic scientist Frank Grueber from Fabel's team, cannot help her either. Maria is an incalculable risk for every police operation. Fabel can't help it, he has to release his esteemed colleague from police operations. And right now the serial killer is striking again. —ARD Das Erste
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