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The Roots of Evil

OT: Die Quellen des Bösen

Stephan Rick // Germany, 2023
TV Series // FF2023



MINI-SERIES United crime-fighting after the fall of the Wall. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 1993. The mutilated body of a young girl is found near the former border to the GDR. The young inspector Ulrike Bandow (Henriette Confurius) and her new colleague from Hamburg, Koray Larssen (Fahri Yardim), take on their first case. Mysterious clues take them into the German-German past, where they come across a hitherto undiscovered series of bizarre murders. Now the perpetrator has returned to the place it all began. To stop him, the investigators have to learn to trust each other. No easy task, as Ulrike’s own guilt leads to an abyss she never wanted to look into. And Koray too has a secret.


After training as a cameraman and studying at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, STEPHAN RICK (*1974 in Rosenheim) has mostly made TV films and series, including most recently The Heimsuchung (2021) and Polizeiruf 110 – Abgrund (2022).


Die Quellen des Bösen

TV Series





90 min


Stephan Rick

Catharina Junk, Elke Schuch

Henriette Confurius, Fahri Yardim, Cloé Albertine Heinrich, Angelina Häntsch, Filip Schnack, Sonja Joanne Geller, Jörg Witte, Marius Ahrendt, Nico Ehrenteit, Nina Petri, Eva Meckbach

Björn Vosgerau

Henner Besuch

Frank Schubert, Jörg Theil

Florian Drechsler, Marco Baumhof

Peter Hinderthür, Stefan Will, Lars Hempel

Olaf Rehahn

Nici Zinell

Deborah Congia, Johanna Hellwig (Kinder)

Hauke Bartel, Nico Grein, Evelin Haible (RTL+)

Federation Entertainment

Wüste Medien GmbH für RTL+


MOIN Filmförderung, MDM, Filmförderung MV, VG Rundfunk Österreich, GMPF/BKM

Wüste Medien GmbH, Anja Padge: anja.padge@wuestefilm.de


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