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Staring Into the Abyss

Title: Staring Into the Abyss
Original title: Im Abgrund
Format: two hours
Starring: Tobias Moretti (THE DARK VALLEY)
Simon Schwarz
Directed by: Stefan Bühling
Produced by: Wüste Medien for ARD Degeto
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Staring Into the Abyss

When a child disappears, it seems clear the recently released child murderer Joseph must be the culprit. But how far is Detective Wallat willing to go to save the boy, who might still be alive?

“Everyone deserves a second chance” – Hardened detective David Wallat disagrees. Like in the case of the notorious child murderer Joseph, who is released from prison after 15 years – and still considered dangerous. While Joseph starts a new life, David and his team start to surveil him 24/7. The goal is to catch him in the act to put him away forever. A risky bet, especially when they lose sight of him one night and a boy disappears. David thinks the child is still alive, but time is running out. Together with his even more unscrupulous young colleague Lisa, they start crossing lines while the man's guilt is by no means certain…