The joy is short-lived: Lena Odenthal (Ulrike Folkerts) receives a visit from her aunt Niki (Ursula Werner).
Silvia ChuiSociety Editor
I’ve never understood the concept of revenge killings: if you take away someone who has hurt you in the past, their life may be over, but, while death is cruel, so is all their suffering. And who knows, maybe nothing awaits us, or maybe a kind of nirvana. You don’t begrudge your archenemy that! Neither a suffering-free nothing nor nirvana!
In any case, if I were equipped with sworn enemies, no moral compass, and considerable criminal energy, I would retaliate in such a way that every remaining breath would inflict agony on my opponent until the last minute he had left on earth. Live and let suffer! I’ll refrain from further descriptions in the name of family suitability – and fortunately I don’t have any archenemies and I think the moral compass works to some extent.
Infantile catfights and some lengths
In any case, Lena Odenthal has to deal with an old man with a dubious past who woke up again in the crematorium oven. Her feisty aunt is also visiting. And coincidentally, she used to be a Nazi hunter. For once, is the first suspect in the “crime scene” really the perpetrator? You have to yawn through a few lengths to find out. And through catfights between Odenthal and her aunt.
Only an old, white man can write such infantile, stupid dialogues into the mouths of women – wait a minute, I’ll check for you. Indeed, screenplay: Stefan Dähnert (61). Can we please stop with this stupid catfight cliché? Women don’t talk to each other like that. Believe a woman. Thanks.
“Crime scene”: “Lena’s aunt”, SRF 1, 8:05 p.m
Rating: two and a half out of five