“It was sort of absurd”

“Tatort” is celebrating its anniversary and in “In der Familie” Batic and Leitmayr go to the Dortmund workforce. For Jörg Hartmann that was “absurd”.

Two “Tatort” groups conflict in “In der Familie” for the anniversary episode: Dortmund and Munich. In an interview with the information company spot on information, they revealed how the actors Jörg Hartmann (51) and Anna Schudt (46) felt in regards to the go to from Munich and whether or not they discovered the drastic depiction of violence borderline.

Is it an honor for you as a Dortmund workforce to be a part of the anniversary episode?

Jörg Hartmann: Nicely, I believe that is actually nice.

Anna Schudt: It is a prestigious factor and we had been very glad to have the ability to do it with the Munich workforce.

How did this collaboration come about?

Hartmann: You can actually apply for it as a workforce. After which our editor stated he want to ship Dortmund into the race. And the Bavarian radio in all probability the Munich colleagues. However I do not know what number of different groups took half, whether or not there have been prolonged discussions or a variety course of or one thing.

Within the first episode you go to Batic and Leitmayr in Dortmund, within the second episode it is the opposite means round, however solely Peter Faber travels to Bavaria. Why not Mrs. Bönisch too?

Schudt: It was tough to serve six crime scene inspectors in these two movies, additionally as a result of there are such robust episode main roles. The authors have been engaged on how this could work for a very long time. However in the long run, area simply needed to be made for the true story and three commissioners had been simply sufficient. I believe that is wonderful too.

Hartmann: We even have the conspicuous dogma in Dortmund that we solely speak from the angle of the commissioners. We threw that overboard for this double episode so as to have the ability to inform the interior workings of this Mafia household. One thing simply falls by the wayside.

How did you expertise the go to of the 2 “Tatort” veterans Miroslav Nemec and Udo Wachtveitl in Dortmund?

Schudt: It was humorous. (Laughs)

Hartmann: That was the touchdown of two aliens. (laughs) It was sort of absurd: You’ve got identified them each for ages. These are faces which have been imprinted. When the 2 confirmed up at our presidium, it was a bit like “hidden digital camera”.

What are the variations between the 2 groups?

Hartmann: After all we thought lengthy and exhausting about methods to capitalize on this range. This Munich and Dortmund are two worlds the place utterly totally different characters collide. I discovered that very lovely and enticing.

Mr. Hartmann, within the second half you’ll journey to Munich. How was that for you?

Hartmann: It was a pleasant, pleasant change to play on this utterly totally different atmosphere. After which there’s additionally this excellent panorama of Unhealthy Reichenhall to be admired. How else do you as a Dortmund inspector create such a postcard idyll? However it was a disgrace that the opposite colleagues could not be there.

This “crime scene” is just not stingy with an express illustration of violence. Particularly the scene on the finish of the primary movie, when the person strangling his spouse in desperation to avoid wasting his daughter, is hard …

Hartmann: Germans love crime novels a lot. And against the law thriller is a brutal actuality. It is about homicide and manslaughter and abysses. And that’s what we all the time attempt to do right here in Dortmund: get all the way down to enterprise.

Typically “crime scene” episodes are additionally reprimanded for depicting violence too realistically on Sunday night.

Hartmann: I believe it is proper while you inform a mafia story that is not portrayed in a glorified means – and even with a cool contact, as is usually the case in mafia movies. It’s the brutal actuality what the Mafia does. How this violence can so invade a household and destroy lives. I really discover that very aptly and persistently instructed. It hurts, however this milieu is just not humorous.

On the finish of the primary half, you two have a deep, tender hug. Will the 2 commissioners actually get collectively sometime?

Schudt: Nicely, in fact it’s like this: Any type of redemption on this pressure between the 2 would destroy the whole lot. If I had been a screenwriter now, I’d watch out to not break this down. The actually fascinating factor about it’s that the 2 are two poles that repel one another and nonetheless have a magnetic attraction. I really discover this paradox actually nice.

Mr. Hartmann, what’s the male view of issues like?

Hartmann: I do not wish to speak an excessive amount of about it. We then shot two extra components. However a lot: This unusually twisted love story between Bönisch and Faber will play a not insignificant function …

We are actually celebrating 50 years of “Tatort”. Are you able to keep in mind when and the way you first heard about this sequence?

Hartmann: Certainly, it was Schimanski for me, in all probability additionally as a result of I grew up within the Ruhr space. As a toddler I checked out this tough and unusual milieu with a combination of fascination and distance.

Schudt: I’ve to confess that “Tatort” wasn’t even checked out right here. In all honesty, I did not actually know the sequence in any respect, as much as the purpose once I was in one of many movies.


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