“Tatort: Happiness Alone” in the ARD: Vienna crime thriller reminds of case Heinz-Christian Strache

“Happiness alone”
:Wiener “Tatort” reminds unexpectedly of the Strache case

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Tatort luck alone Vienna

Commissioner Moritz Eisner (Harald Krassnitzer) is listening to the Ukrainian businesswoman Natalia Petrenko (Dorka Gryllus).


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Cologne –

In the house of politician Raoul Ladurner (Cornelius Obonya), the blood-spattered body of his wife and his seriously injured daughter are found. Moritz Eisner (Harald Krassnitzer) and Bibi Fellner (Adele Neuhauser) are sure that more has to be behind the case than a broken-out burglary. For the Austrian Minister of the Interior personally instructed his boss to keep her away from the case.

And colleague Julia Soraperra (Gerti Drassl), who should investigate instead, seems overwhelmed – and seems to be somehow involved in this story. And what role does the Ukrainian businesswoman, the Ladurner in a committee of inquiry on the Pelle moves. Did she want to kill the politician who stages himself as a great spy for corruption and “self-proclaimed cleansing power of the nation” (Eisner)?

Too constructed and aside, but great performers

The Viennese “crime scene” duo has often clashed with the big politics. So also in “luck alone”. Corrupt politicians, shady deals with Eastern European businesswomen – Actually, the new “crime scene” in Vienna would have to act as an unexpected comment on the affair surrounding former Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache. But the case is too constructed and out of the way to allow such parallels. You can not go down in history as a spectator.

That “luck alone” is still not a failure, the Austrians once again owe the great actors. Author Uli Bre and director Catalina Morina can rely on the always interesting combination of Krassnitzer and Neuhauser and also the other roles are very well staffed – especially Gerti Drassl and Cornelius Obonya convince.