A robot like a killer? The artificial intelligence, but also the dangerous and savage "animals of the big city" occupy the team of "Tatort" of Berlin in his new case.
A wild boar club walks on the Kurfürstendamm early in the morning. In the pastry, bread rises. In the glass coffee robot lies a dead man. Three drunken revelers take a selfie with the body.
"Animals of the City" is the name of the new "Tatort" in Berlin with Nina Rubin (Meret Becker) and Robert Karow (Mark Waschke), which will be shown in the first today (September 16th, 8:15 pm). Can a machine equipped with artificial intelligence become a killer? This is one of the questions that the investigating couple must answer in their last case.
The capital's last "crime scene" was a real quota pilot – the experimental film-in-film "Meta" played at the Berlinale saw an average of 10.23 million viewers. The market share was 27.3 percent strong. The episode "Animals of the city" is now told much more traditional – in addition to the case of the dead in the coffee machine, the commissioners also occupied the brutal death of a jogger, in the open wound found in the autopsy, the bristles of a wild boar.
Do the two tragic deaths between high technology and wilderness have something in common? In the eighth joint case of Rubin and Karow, the roles seem to be clearly redistributed and a camaraderie rapprochement of the two more distant than ever: like a real stinky boot, the irreverent fury and dissatisfied with Karow assaults whoever close to his eyes. Once again, and this time particularly unpleasant, he meets the candidate of Commissioner Anna Feil (Carolyn Genzkow).
And Rubin violently cries for his lost family. His son Tolja is back in Berlin. But he moved into a shared apartment and kept his mother at a distance. Terrific is the scene where the ruby gives the beginner Tolja an almost imperfectly unperturbed advice for the rude traffic in Berlin. "My family was a bit like a bulletproof vest," confesses Rubin to colleague Karow in a moment of weakness and bursts into tears in the company car in front of the impotent Karow. Rubin tries to compensate for his feelings of loss with one of his notorious trips to Berlin's nightlife.
The "crime scene" of Berlin directed by Roland Suso Richter ("Jungle Child", "Mogadishu") has again staged the capital: a winter metropolis with blue hues, quick moving awakening and electronic sounds (music: Nils Frahm, "Victoria") button. And at night, not only boars roam the streets, even a fox sneaks in front of Nina Rubin.
This "crime scene" speaks of love, loss and loneliness – and the investigators still fight with their own self-image. The cool setting of "Animals of the City" reinforces the feeling of the protagonists between anger of challenge, melancholy and resignation. The right thriller to start in the fall.