A film by Matthias Freier. In German
DOCU-FICTION Marianne Atzeroth-Freier once brought the »acid-barrel murderer« to justice. In a mix of archive material and re-enacted scenes, the film reconstructs the difficult investigation Atzeroth-Freier had to pursue in a male-dominated environment. In the 1990s, as one of the first women in the Hamburg Police’s homicide division, Atzeroth-Freier solved one of the most gruesome murders in German history. If anything, by chance. When approached by a mother whose daughter has disappeared, she decides to get involved. On the search for the missing person, she repeatedly comes across inconsistencies within the police’s investigation. But she keeps going – until she achieves the breakthrough
DE 2023, 97 Min.
Regie: Matthias Freier
Kamera: Kay Madsen
Schnitt: Marielle Pohlmann