Sunday, 14 April 2013
Spuren des Bösen: Sandag (4 Stars)
This is an Austrian television film made in 2010. The title translates as "Traces of Evil". It won several awards in Austria, including best film, best screenplay and best cinematography, so it's incomprehensible that it hasn't yet been released on DVD. Luckily I was able to watch it on German television yesterday evening. If you understand German you can watch it online until April 21st at this link. This is the website of a German television station. After that you'll have to wait until it's broadcast again.
Heino Ferch (one of my favorite actors) plays Dr. Richard Brock, a university lecturer for forensic psychology. He is asked to help the police solve a murder. The only witness for a 900 million Euros fraud case is killed in her apartment by a naked man. That's about $1.2 billion. Wow! When money like that is involved nobody can be trusted. In the course of the film everyone in a police safe house is executed. This is a very good film, one that I'm certain to buy on DVD if it's ever released.