At the very beginning, ten-year-old Ronny is looking for contact, but of course he can’t find him. A key moment in this very strong Magdeburger police call – and a question that couldn’t be sadder: “Hello mom, it’s my birthday today. Did you perhaps forget that?” Shortly thereafter Ronny is gone, his disappearance sets in motion an avalanche of emotions, inquiries and self-questioning. Who wasn’t paying attention? who failed The director of the home, in whose care the boy was. The mother, lost and still not stable enough to protect the boy. The inspector who, like every inspector, sets out to make the world a little bit better. And who, like every commissioner, fails because of this resolution and whose impotence is seldom as comprehensible as this time. Who wasn’t paying attention? who failed
All of course. And once again the technology. Because in Zielitz the camera at the train station is out of order. And the woman from the water rescue team – half human, half machine – can’t find the boy, and above all she can’t find the right words: “If he’s flooded in the port, he’s like a stone on the ground. With the temperatures, it takes weeks until it pops up. If I were you, I’d think about a water corpse dog.” For this analysis from the cold chamber, she almost catches a few punches from Commissioner Doreen Brasch, who doesn’t know what else to do.
The men are suspects, maybe victims, maybe cover-ups
Because the characters in this exciting film by Barbara Ott (book: Jan Braren) not only talk to each other, they interact, with actions, looks, with anger and sometimes also with silence. Brasch (Claudia Michelsen), the home manager Kleinschmid (Maja Schöne), Ronny’s mother Sabine (Ceci Chuh) are all in their own way prisoners of a drama about a child who has disappeared, leaving only dead people behind. The women are the focus, everyone plays precisely. The men are suspects, maybe victims, maybe people covering up their tracks, but the women are at loggerheads with each other and with themselves, their participation is not talked about, but rather played out, that makes it tangible. who failed Who wasn’t paying attention? A philosophy about people who can leave each other terribly alone. For that part of the audience who only ever judges crime novels by whether they are well lit, it will be too dark again. But “Ronny” is just as dark as life.
Police call 110Sunday, 8:15 p.m., The First.
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