A long running German cop show, where detectives work to solve a crime.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Klaus J. Behrendt Klaus J. Behrendt ...  Max Ballauf / ... 89 episodes, 1990-2020
Miroslav Nemec Miroslav Nemec ...  Ivo Batic / ... 85 episodes, 1988-2020
Udo Wachtveitl Udo Wachtveitl ...  Franz Leitmayr / ... 83 episodes, 1991-2020
Dietmar Bär ...  Freddy Schenk / ... 82 episodes, 1984-2020
Ulrike Folkerts Ulrike Folkerts ...  Lena Odenthal / ... 72 episodes, 1989-2019
Joe Bausch Joe Bausch ...  Dr. Joseph Roth / ... 69 episodes, 1998-2020
Andreas Hoppe ...  Mario Kopper / ... 58 episodes, 1996-2017
Peter Espeloer Peter Espeloer ...  Peter Becker / ... 56 episodes, 1981-2019
Annalena Schmidt Annalena Schmidt ...  Frau Keller / ... 56 episodes, 1998-2019
Harald Krassnitzer Harald Krassnitzer ...  Moritz Eisner / ... 47 episodes, 1999-2020
Bernd Michael Lade Bernd Michael Lade ...  Hauptkommissar Kain / ... 46 episodes, 1992-2008
Tessa Mittelstaedt Tessa Mittelstaedt ...  Franziska Lüttgenjohann / ... 46 episodes, 1999-2018
Peter Sodann Peter Sodann ...  Hauptkommissar Bruno Ehrlicher / ... 45 episodes, 1992-2007
Michael Fitz Michael Fitz ...  Carlo Menzinger / ... 45 episodes, 1991-2013
Manfred Krug ...  Hauptkommissar Paul Stoever 41 episodes, 1984-2001
Sabine Postel Sabine Postel ...  Hauptkommissarin Inga Lürsen / ... 40 episodes, 1989-2019
Charles Brauer ...  Hauptkommissar Peter Brockmöller / ... 40 episodes, 1981-2001
Karl-Heinz von Hassel Karl-Heinz von Hassel ...  Kommissar Brinkmann / ... 40 episodes, 1971-2001
Dominic Raacke ...  Till Ritter / ... 39 episodes, 1985-2014
Axel Milberg ...  Klaus Borowski / ... 38 episodes, 1994-2020
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ...  Frank Thiel / ... 37 episodes, 2002-2020
Jan Josef Liefers ...  Prof. Karl-Friedrich Boerne / ... 37 episodes, 2002-2020
Christine Urspruch Christine Urspruch ...  Silke Haller / ... 37 episodes, 2002-2020
Friederike Kempter Friederike Kempter ...  Nadeshda Krusenstern 36 episodes, 2002-2020
Mechthild Großmann Mechthild Großmann ...  Staatsanwältin Wilhelmine Klemm / ... 36 episodes, 2002-2020
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A long running German cop show, where detectives work to solve a crime.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

West Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 November 1970 (West Germany) See more »

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Место преступления See more »

Filming Locations:

Weimar, Thuringia, Germany

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The introduction of the character Horst Schimanski (Götz George) marked a strong change regarding the depiction of cops on German television. He became notorious for his rebellious and politically incorrect attitude, his frequent drinking, use of foul language and occasional brawls. As those traits were unprecedented in the 1980's, it gained the character a cult-status. Schimanski is also credited for making the word "shit" more socially acceptable, and in 1991, the German newspaper Bild even counted the number of times he used it. In many polls, Schimanski topped the list of the most popular Tatort characters. See more »

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Referenced in Lukas: Rückspiegel (2001) See more »

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Great show!
29 January 2018 | by MhzfanSee all my reviews

Having said this is a great show, I also have to say that I've only seen episodes from the one set in Cologne (and its crossover episodes with Leipzig) and a couple of episodes from Hamburg. Mhz is the only channel that shows Tatort in my area, and they have only shown the detectives from these cities. Mhz had a long break in airing them but as of 2017 they are re-showing the Cologne episodes, and it's been great to see Freddy and Max again. I think Mhz has a pay site for viewing them on the web, and I did notice that Youtube has a lot of them (from many more regions), but the ones I've checked aren't captioned. I don't know German, so Youtube hasn't been helpful to me.

The other reviews cover the general idea of Tatort, and I can't add anymore to them except to say that the Cologne episodes are consistently good. I also liked the two I saw with Mehmet Kurtulus (Hamburg). They had quite a different feel to them, and I hope the station will show more of them; the two I saw made me want to see the others. As mentioned above, Tatort often deals with social issues, and it's interesting to see how Germany addresses them. In a less serious vein, regional cultural differences sometimes appear in the dialogue (and presumably the accents). For instance, people in Cologne seem to have some antipathy toward Westphalians, though I don't know why. Naturally, it's also fun for Americans to hear Max occasionally speak English or to see or hear popular cultural references familiar to people in the U.S. Of course, the main emphasis is solving homicides, and if you enjoy detective shows, I do recommend that you give this show a try.


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