On October 18, 2021, the first flap for two new films in the successful ARD Degeto series “Der Zürich-Krimi” took place in Zurich: Christian Kohlund alias Thomas Borchert is back on the Limmat with Ina Paule Klink as lawyer Dominique Kuster. “Borchert and the client’s secret” brings to light a tricky murder case in which the duo uncovered astonishing truths. In “Borchert and the Dark Shadows”, an innocent young woman gets into great trouble. Borchert leaves no stone unturned in his research.
In other roles in the 15th and 16th “Zurich Crime” are Pierre Kiwitt as Captain Marco Furrer, Robert Hunger-Bühler as Dr. Reto Zanger, Susi Banzhaf as office assistant Regula Gabrielli, Yves Wüthrich as Furrer’s colleague Urs Aeggi and Kathleen Gallego Zapata as judge Marie-Louise Mildenberger. Julia Richter, Michele Cuciuffo, Anna Herrmann, Pierre Besson, Clelia Sarto, Julia Blankenburg and many others play in episode roles
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“The Zurich crime thriller: Borchert and the client’s secret” (AT)
At the opening of the photographer Corinna Riemer (Julia Richter), Borchert (Christian Kohlund) finds someone dead in front of the door. The suspicion falls on the caterer Giovanni Lazzari (Michele Cuciuffo), who previously had a loud argument with the shot art patron Jürg Altweger (Steffen Münster). Although Borchert does not fully trust Lazzari’s assurances, he takes over the defense at the request of his wife Cristina (Clelia Sarto). His instincts do not deceive the “lawyer without a license” this time either: Lazzari not only has an illegal weapon, he keeps another unbelievable secret. But is he really Altweger’s murderer? Together with his boss Dominique (Ina Paule Klink), Borchert tries to unravel the complicated case.
“The Zurich thriller: Borchert and the dark shadows” (AT)
The youth psychologist Julia Egger (Anna Herrmann) has a traffic accident, seriously injures a man and drives away in a panic. Your explanation that she was purposely pushed away by an SUV does not sound very convincing to Borchert (Christian Kohlund) and Dominique (Ina Paule Klink) – especially since Julia has a history of drinking and driving. Her parents (Julia Blankenburg, Pierre Besson) do not believe in this version either, only her younger half-sister Mavi (Flora Li Thiemann) supports her. But then there is an arson attack on Julia’s apartment, which she barely survives. Now when & Borchert and Dominique not only prove their client’s innocence on them and prevent another attack, they also fix what this case is really about.
“Der Zürich-Krimi” is a Graf Film production in coproduction with Mia Film, funded by the Czech State Fund for Cinematography, on behalf of ARD Degeto for ARD for the slot “DonnerstageKrimi im Erste”. Roland Suso Richter directs based on the scripts by Robert Hummel (“Borchert and the client’s secret”) and Wolf Jakoby (“Borchert and the dark shadows”). The camera is directed by Max Knauer. Filming in Zurich and Prague will continue until December 18, 2021.