Crime Scene: Cologne (Tatort Köln)

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Produced for WDR, Crime Scene: Cologne has aired since 1997, with more than 70 episodes following the investigations of detectives Max Ballauf and Freddy Schenk. The format was originally produced by Colonia Media, then by Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, with Sonja Goslicki serving as Executive Producer for the majority of episodes. Crime Scene: Cologne is now firmly established as one of Germany’s most successful and popular ratings-winning crime dramas.

Max Ballauf (Klaus J. Behrendt) completed his special training with a drug trafficking unit in Florida. The one-time golden boy returns to Cologne as a critical and aloof investigator with a sharp eye for the limitations of law enforcement. This quiet loner and eternally single man then encounters family man Freddy Schenk (Dietmar Baer), who feels ignored in his ambition to become head of the murder squad. Schenk loves his food and old classic cars, and attaches great importance to being well dressed. Over the course of their long-term cooperation the duo’s initial differences are smoothed out, but this in no way implies that the department is always peaceful. They regularly clash over investigations and their operations rarely remain conflict-free, but in their pursuit of Cologne’s criminals, Max and Freddy also become firm friends.

Movies

2018 Gegen den Strom
2018 Außer Kontrolle
2018 Weiter, immer weiter!
2017 Bombengeschäft
2017 Familien (AT: Der Finger)
2017 Mitgehangen
2017 Bausünden
2016 Nachbarn (AT: Die 7. Zypresse)
2015 Tanzmariechen
2016 Die Wacht am Rhein
2016 Durchgedreht
2015 Narben (AT: Wenn die Seele platzt)
2015 Kartenhaus
2014 Benutzt  (AT: Der Untote)
2014 Dicker als Wasser (AT: Das Ungeheuer)
2014 Freddy tanzt (AT: Prügelknabe)
2013 Wahre Liebe
2013 Ohnmacht (AT: Mordswut)
2013 Der Fall Reinhardt
2012 Franziska
2012 Trautes Heim
2012 Scheinwelten
2011 Fette Hunde
2011 Ihr Kinderlein kommet
2010 Keine Polizei
2010 Auskreuzung
2011 Altes Eisen
2010 Unter Druck
2009 Familienbande
2009 Schmale Schultern
2009 Kaltes Herz
2009 Klassentreffen
2008 Platt gemacht
2008 Mit ruhiger Hand
2008 Rabenherz
2007 Brandmal
2007 Müll
2007 Verdammt
2006 Spätschicht
2005 Nachtgeflüster
2006 Blume des Bösen
2006 Liebe am Nachmittag
2005 Pechmarie
2005 Blutdiamanten
2004 Erfroren 
2004 Minenspiel
2004 Schürfwunden 
2003 Verraten und Verkauft
2003 Odins Rache
2003 Ein Hundeleben
2002 Bermuda
2001 Das Phantom
2002 Schattenlos
2002 Mutterliebe
2002 Rückspiel (Coproduktion Saxonia Media)
2001 Verrat
2001 Schlaf, Kindchen, schlaf
2001 Schützlinge
2001 Bestien
2000 Kindstod
2000 Mördergrube
2000 Die Frau im Zug
2000 Quartett in Leipzig (Coproduktion Saxonia Media)
2000 Direkt ins Herz
1999 Trittbrettfahrer
1999 Bittere Mandeln
1999 Martinsfeuer
1999 Drei Affen
1998 Licht und Schatten
1998 Kinder der Gewalt
1998 Restrisiko
1998 Streng geheimer Auftrag
1997 Bildersturm
1997 Manila
1997 Bombenstimmung
1997 Willkommen in Köln

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