What's going on there: The ZDF commissioner "Sarah Kohr" is spreading lateral thinker ideology in her eighth mission. Leading actress Lisa Maria Potthoff is very pleased that ZDF "takes an explosive topic and packs it into a fictional plot".
It is a highly explosive film start in the ZDF crime series "Sarah Kohr" - public television film producers have hardly ever addressed the stimulus complex of lateral thinking and corona denials so directly.
The policewoman embodied by Lisa Maria Potthoff is exposed at the beginning of the eighth film "Sarah Kohr - Irrlichter" as a corona denier and arrested after an attack on the civilian Tony Krohm (Alexandru Cirneala). Is this possibly the end of the popular ZDF heroine?
The robbery in a Hamburg bus was triggered by a scene that took place shortly beforehand: Two young men, their names David (Lasse Myhr) and Mark Jennert (Kjell Brutscheidt), hooded and armed with a baseball bat, attacked the renowned medical couple Kippmann (Sarah Masuch and Alexander Wipprecht) attacked.
They then posted a video of their crime online. Upon seeing the video, Tony identifies his fellow passengers and confronts them, prompting them and later Sarah Kohr to attack him. While Sarah's boss Anton Mehringer (Herbert Knaup) tries to find out the true motives of his best investigator, David, Mark and their leader Felix Morgenroth (Matthias Matschke) are already planning an all-important attack.
"Discussion is always important and good in a democracy"
"Like the other 'Sarah Kohr' films, the film is not exactly light fare," says leading actress Lisa Maria Potthoff in an interview with the news agency teleschau: "That you take a fictitious lateral thinker movement as a current socially explosive topic and turn it into a fictitious one action grabs," she thinks is great.
The 44-year-old is also pleased that those responsible at ZDF and the production company "take the risk and say: 'We don't know how many people want to deal with a socially relevant topic on December 27th with roast goose in their stomachs But the conclusion cannot be that we don't make films like that.'"
The mother of two daughters does not see any danger of further deepening the existing social gaps through the thriller. "On the contrary: I believe that discussion is always important and good in a democracy." It is only important "that we are open to other opinions in this discussion or in discussions about the Ukraine war or about the climate crisis and maybe have heated discussions, but never end up below the belt."
What exactly is behind the supposed new ideas of the successful TV commissioner (6.5 million viewers last) can be found on Tuesday, December 27th, 8:15 p.m. on ZDF. The thriller is already available in the ZDF media library.
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