Dance With the Devil
|Title:||Dance With the Devil|
|Original title:||Der Tanz mit dem Teufel|
|Format:||2 x two hours|
Tobias Moretti (THE DARK VALLEY)
Sebastian Koch (THE LIVES OF OTHERS)
Günther Maria Halmer
Sophie von Kessel
|Directed by:||Peter Keglevic|
|Produced by:||Teamworx, Kirchmedia and Ludwig zu Salm for Sat.1 in asscociaton with Beta|
Dance With the DevilThe crime that rocked a nation and took 20 years to solve.
25 years ago, Richard Oetker, heir to one of the largest fortunes in Germany, was kidnapped. For the first time ever, he has agreed to collaborate with a film team to tell his story.
From the producers of "The Tunnel"
It was the crate. To this day, it still unnerves Richard Oetker when he looks back... It is 1976, and Oetker, heir to one of the largest fortunes in Germany, is kidnapped and forced into a wooden crate. The kidnapper demands, and gets, 21 million marks, an unheard-of sum at the time. Oetker is freed, but while in the crate, he suffers an electric shock that leaves him crippled for the rest of his life. Georg Kufbach, the police agent who found Oetker, begins a quest for justice that will last nearly 20 years. Convinced that a man named Cilov is the kidnapper, Georg, working closely with Oetker, begins to circle in on his prey. Cilov knows he is trapped, but Georg has no proof; Cilov has the money, but Georg has to catch him with it. Like Oetker in his crate, all three are trapped within the narrow confines of their desires and obsessions. All three are inextricably bound together, hurtling towards the startling outcome...