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Homicide Istanbul - The Body in the Cistern (2008)

A big-city thriller set in Turkey

Inspector Mehmet Özakin is like a Turkish version of a Prussian, permanently fighting on two fronts at the same time: he battles crime in this city of 15 million inhabitants but also has to struggle against bureaucracy and slackness, common characteristics in Istanbul. Nevertheless, he handles his cases charmingly and full of Mediterranean ease. The investigation of the mysterious murder of a German journalist whose body is found in the room in the Roman cistern of Yerebatan Sarayi takes him and his assistant Mustafa Tombul into the tourist milieu of Istanbul, and from there to the Agean. In German journalist Monika Adler, a former friend and colleague of the murdered woman, Inspector Özakin finds a worthy opponent who is mounting an investigation of her own.

Cast

Erol Sander, Christine Neubauer, Oscar Ortega Sanchez u.v.a.

Team

Director
Michael Steinke

Script
Mathias Klaschka

Dramaturgy
Marion Klann

Director of Photography
Dieter Sasse

Editor
Dirk Grau

Production Designer
Thomas Schappert

Creative Producer
Nanni Erben

Producer
Regina Ziegler

TV Editor
Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan

Info

Broadcaster
ARD


This DVD is available commercially.
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