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.
MATTHIAS FREIER (*1969 in Hamburg) studied Philosophy and Film and has for years been successful making commercials and music videos. Marianne Atzeroth-Freier is his stepmother and he worked on this film about her for more than 20 years.
Protagonist·innen: Constanze Andree, Cornelia Uetrecht, Claudia Haarbrücker, Andreas Lohmeyer, Elke Lorenz u.a.
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