|Format:||9 x two hours, HD|
Heino Ferch (DOWNFALL)
|Directed by:||Andreas Prochaska (DAY FOR A MIRACLE, ANATOMY OF EVIL)|
|Produced by:||Aichholzer Filmproduktion for ORF and ZDF|
BrockA passionate explorer of the deranged mind
Richard Brock will never be the life of a party, and the last time he laughed was probably about 15 years ago. Yet what he's lacking in social skills he makes up in sheer professionalism and introspection: he wants every door opened no matter if he and the killer find themselves in a duel of razor-sharp intellects. As a police psychologist, Brock must step on many toes in order to get to the bottom of things. And he doesn't look favorably upon ready-made judgments and motives that interlock too well.
It's precisely his grim way that drives his colleagues up a wall – including his daughter, a young policewoman who's still working by the book and who wishes that her father did the same. Brock's closest relationship is with the innkeeper where he lodges, an unshakable young man intrigued by the inner workings of the psychologist's mind – and who's always ready to whip up an omelet for him. Rounding off the roster is Anni, the big-hearted woman who cleans, cooks and keeps a watchful eye over Brock. Somewhere today a murder is taking place in Vienna; sometime tomorrow, Richard Brock will be trying to understand the murderer.