How is the new crime thriller from Munich?
Did the violinist only dream of murdering her colleague, or did she actually? The Munich investigators have to find out in “Tatort: Dreams”.
The “Tatort: Dreams” (November 7th, 8:15 pm, the first) leads the Munich investigators Ivo Batic (Miroslav Nemec, 67) and Franz Leitmayr (Udo Wachtveitl, 63) and with them the viewers into an interworld case in the tough orchestral world.
What is “Tatort: Dreams” about?
When a young aspiring violinist steps into the office of the Munich homicide squad, the door opens to a case of a different kind: Marina Eeden (Jara Bihler, born 1997) is not sure whether she is her best friend and competitor who has disappeared for days , Lucy Castaneda (Dorothée Neff, 33), perhaps not only murdered in a dream.
The background to the confusion: Marina, whose talent is to be promoted through targeted lucid dreaming in a sleep research project, can control her lucid dreams, but can no longer distinguish between dreamed and real memories – a kind of half-confession that causes headaches. When there is no corpse but traces of blood at the dreamed crime scene, the mystery for Batic and Leitmayr becomes even greater. Their investigations lead the commissioners into a merciless orchestral world, in which there is a tough fight.
Is it worth switching on?
Yes, in any case. However, it is not a thriller that you can just consume on the side. But if you get involved in the topic of sleep research in an orchestral milieu, a pretty exciting crime evening is ahead.
The insight into the orchestral world, where great creativity meets great pressure, is interesting. This is nicely illustrated with scenes like these: Glass vials are found in a house, the contents of which are air from the most famous concert halls in the world – for example the Radio City Music Hall in New York City or the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The film was also shot in the large concert hall in Munich’s Gasteig.
The typical charm of the Bavarian investigators Batic and Leitmayr is not lacking in their 87th case either. Of course, slogans like “dream yourself successful” have little meaning. At some point they even get carried away with a small reference to their anniversary year. “This is the strangest case since … how long have I been with you now? For 30 years,” it says at one point. On New Year’s Day 1991, the Munich inspectors were seen together for the first time in “Tatort: Animals”.
Speaking of dreams, the showdown at the end is a real nightmare.