The story of the new event series "Das Boot" begins in the fall of 1942, at a time when, in the midst of World War II, submarine warfare was becoming ever more brutal. The plot follows a young submarine Crew on a dangerous surveillance mission, as the Résistance begins to gain influence at the French port of La Rochelle.
When a weaponized sexual virus threatens a remote arctic town, Inspector Nina Kautsalo and virologist Thomas Lorenz must hunt down the sadistic killer spreading the virus and uncover the conspiracy behind its cure.
A Basque coastal village is broke and its mayor is convinced that the relocation of a German company and it’s employees can save it from bankruptcy. Multiple German families invade the 1800 French village, two hundred new-comers! The history between France and Germany is cluttered with misunderstandings – but will this tiny town be able to look past their differences to make this co-habitation work?
BKA-Rechtsmediziner Dr. Fred Abel wird um Amtshilfe für eine heikle Obduktion im osteuropäischen Pseudostaat Transistrien gebeten. Währenddessen treibt ein psychopatischer Killer in Berlin sein Unwesen. Die junge Kellnerin Jana kämpft in seinem Keller ums Überleben und ihre einzige Hoffnung ist Abel. Doch dieser steht plötzlich im Fadenkreuz eines politischen Komplotts und wird selbst in eine mörderische Verfolgungsjagd im Grenzgebiet von Transistrien verwickelt.
From a secure job to self-employment: Toni Hasler is Munich's only male midwife - a “lone wolf" in an absolute women's domain. After losing his clinic job, Toni, freshly divorced and in his late thirties, feels like he has his back to the wall.
Nurse Tinka wants to spend her holidays with her son Paul and her new love, the architect Jürgen, on the island of Tenerife, in order to get to know Jürgen’s longtime friends Lars and Diana, and their daughter Charly. All of them end up in the same holiday home - and amid intellectual differences, legacies, relationship stress and adolescent dramas, friendship and love threaten to drown.
Schnitzel XXL - Seit der beachtlich impulsive Ex-Tierpfleger Günther und der stets um feine Umgangsformen bemühte Ex-Herrenausstatter Wolfgang ihre geliebten Jobs verloren haben, teilen die beiden Freunde eine Sehnsucht: Sie wollen endlich wieder ins Arbeitsleben zurückkehren, Geld verdienen und sich als vollwertige Mitglieder der Gesellschaft fühlen.
Falk is the John McEnroe of lawyers… With his eccentric appearance and his unusual, somewhat "creative" and hair-raising way of working, he does not exactly fit in the dignified rooms of the renowned Düsseldorf firm "Offergeld & Partner". But it’s there that he lands after his sabbatical as a restaurateur – much to the horror of his very proper boss Sophie – working as a specialist in the more unusual cases...
Two women, two countries, two epochs linked by fate: German fashion designer Julia and her Italian grandmother Giulietta - a woman Julia has never met. What connects both women is the most important man in their lives: Vincenzo, Juliet's father and Giulietta's son. His moving life story shows how deeply interwoven our generations are: all the freedom, the prosperity and the open borders that we enjoy today, are what our parents had to fight hard for.
Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: from provocations in the Augsburg of the First World War, to the early poetic and amorous height flights in Munich and Berlin in the 1920s, his escape from Hitler and US exile, followed by his later years caught in a dilemma between timeless classic and a failing GDR class fighter, an inflexible free man and a compromised Artist.
When the young entrepreneur Robert learns that his father has gone to Iran to collect debts, he decides to fly to Tehran himself. Beautiful German teacher Shirin helps him to travel into the deep south of Persia. However, Robert soon realises that his father is running less after money than old feelings.
Werner (Uwe Ochsenknecht), Ralle (Jörn Hentschel) and Tarik (Daniel Rodic) are a well-rehearsed trio at the Garbage collection on Berlin. Werner, also known as the "trainer", has worked there for a long time and is a real leader – he’s a person who will always say if something doesn’t suit him.
After the sudden death of his wife, the not-so-young Georg Weiser obstinately but unsuccessfully, and against the wishes of his adult children, tries to continue his unhappy life. Until life intervenes - in the form of his cleaning lady, who teaches him that this life is perhaps a little more complex than he would like to admit.
Mads Schwartz, a loving family man and brilliant police officer, has just been promoted to the homicide division when his brother Andreas shows up unexpectedly at his door. Andi is considered the...
A German father is looking for his missing daughter Emma in Syria. When he meets Emma's friend Max, who is traumatized by a brutal attack of the IS, the hardest challenge awaits Benno. To find Emma, whether dead or alive, he must, together with Max and the Turkish driver Ilkay, go into the middle of the Syrian war zone.
With 27 new episodes now available, Rosenheim cops Korbinian Hofer, Sven Hansen and Anton Stadler are tracking more criminals in Rosenheim in 2017. With support from Commissioner Christian Bach, who steps in for Sven Hansen for a couple of weeks as he’s off sailing. For Christian Bach this is no easy job, because he and pathologist Sandra Mai are really not on the same wavelength.
This successful Sunday evening series, set in and around Sweden, has aired on ZDF since 2003. The beautiful landscapes of the archipelago, with its lakes and endless fields and forests, provide a unique backdrop for moving and emotional stories of family, secrets and love, stories that always reach a happy ending. Centring on modern heroines, who, amid all the twists and turns of life, are seeking their true happiness, Inga Lindström spans a variety of genres - from classic melodramas to family comedies.
Love, power, intrigue and friendship – for those who take up residence at the five-star hotel "Fürstenhof", their stay will be all about great emotions. Set in the fictional Upper Bavarian community of Bichlheim, each season centres on a young couple who must overcome obstacles before they can be happily married and leave "Fürstenhof" to start a future together.
In Münster, a fast-paced squad is not needed – what’s required are patient. Commissioner Frank Thiel and coroner Professor Karl-Friedrich Boerne work together but with very contrasting styles.
Ex-Federal investigator turned private detective Georg Dengler, played by award-winning German actor Ronald Zehrfeld, operates in the grey area between the legal and the illegal with hacker Olga Illiescu (Birgit Minichmayr). Whether investigating pharmaceutical companies, meat producers, security authorities or water companies - they fight against seemingly overpowering opponents.
In Stuttgart, no murder remains unsolved. This is ensured by the team led by Detective Chief Superintendent Martina Seiffert (Astrid M. Fünderich). She is joined by Forensic Chief Inspector Joachim Stoll (Peter Ketnath) and Detectives Selma Kirsch (Yve Burbach) and Rico Sander (Benjamin Strecker). Above them all is Forensic Director Michael Kaiser (Karl Kranzkowski).
Dr. Valerie Klein is a successful doctor and, at the height of 1.32 meters, she‘s the only one who meets her patients at eye level in the Stuttgart children's hospital. The doctor’s personal life is all about new beginnings: freshly divorced from her husband, with her daughter studying in Amsterdam and a new man on the horizon. She manages her life in an unconventional way, but always with humour.
Retired cops Edwin Bremer and Gunter Hoffmann are drafted back into active service when the police find it increasingly difficult to recruit effective young officers. With their outdated methods, the duo drive their department director Vicky Adam crazy. However, with the attitude and work ethic of days gone by, and the support of young detective Hui Ko and coroner Dr. Rosalind Schmidt, they‘re still able to solve even the most difficult of cases.
Two long-term unemployed friends, Günther Kuballa and Wolfgang Krettek, can hardly belive their luck when they find a piece of paper with not only the answers to the first four questions of a popular TV quiz show, but also the date when the questions will be asked! Suddenly Günther and Wolfgang have the incredible chance to win 4,000 EUR!
Since 2012, the four investigators of the Dortmund team have been called out to crime scenes throughout the Ruhr district. A very modern workplace drama.
Crime Scene: Cologne has aired since 1997, with more than 70 episodes following the investigations of detectives Max Ballauf and Freddy Schenk.
Ivo Batic is a man who believes strongly in justice. Batic and Leitmayr have been partners for over 25 years, they know each other inside and out, and can communicate in just a few words.
Bremen crime scene investigators Chief Commissioner Lürsen and Commissioner Stedefreund are one of the longest-serving investigators on television.
The film tells the love story of young Roma, Sophia, and the disappointed Johnny. Offering a blend of fairy tales and reportage, the comedy centres on stereotypes and prejudices, telling lies, telling the truth, the power of love and family ties.
It is winter in Rosenheim, but crime never sleeps, and jeweler Hans-Christian Treuleben has been murdered at a chic ski hotel. With Bavarian charm and criminalistic flair, two Rosenheim cops, Korbinian Hofer and Sven Hansen, are assigned to investigate, receiving somewhat unexpected help from Anton Stadler and his wife Hilde, who just spent their holiday in the Hotel.
In Munich, Jackie and Martin have been together for ten years – they’re a dream team, both personally and professionally, and are keen to now finally have a baby! However their well-ordered lives begin to go rather differently than planned when Jackie falls in love with charming Frenchman Serge. And Martin also unexpectedly experiences his own „magical moment" with Serge. This will be an erotic summer of love for all three, and one which will have unimagined consequences.
Michi Griesebach is a gifted cook who does not burn anything on either side of the stove. Unfortunately Michi has stretched the patience of influential restaurant critic Harry Dumont too far – and vengeance is suddenly on the menu!
A global nomad, young and successful professor Toni commutes between her university, international conferences, her partner and her home town, where her mother is dying. She constantly ignores the signs of exhaustion - until the frantic tempo of her life catapults her into a mental illness clinic. Toni is accustomed to finding fast, efficient solutions to her problems, but here she will need to learn to come to terms with her life before she can truly begin to heal...
In front of the headquarters of a bank, Werner Kreye (Joachim Król), runs over the Chairman of the Board, Helmut Draeger (Justus von Dohnányi). Kreye has lost all his savings in the banking crisis. His son Martin (Franz Dinda) makes a career as a banker in New York and keeps his girlfriend and colleague (Bernadette Heerwagen) at a distance. After a serious disagreement with his family, Martin has to decide: will he stay with his new banker friends in New York, or will he return to defend his father in court?
Godless - Why People Kill is no ordinary crime series, for it reveals what is not present in traditional crime drama: the emergence, development and ultimately escalation of a conflict, where it is not always clear who is the victim and who is the criminal. The three films - Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n‘ Roll, Extinction and The Policeman - are fictional tales inspired by real crimes, and demonstrate that every crime, however terrible it may seem, is rooted in profound human feelings.
The contrasting characters of film series Our Dream of Canada go back to their roots in this movie starring Sonja Gerhardt, Robert Seeliger, Katja Weitzenböck and Michael Gwisdek. With amazing imagery, shot in and around the city of Vancouver and on Bowen Island, director of photography Markus Fraunholz and director Michael Wenning capture the unique atmosphere of the Canadian west coast.
After a Hamburg banker makes the mistake of doing business with a ruthless gangster, his whole family suddenly find themselves on the run – as they are forced to leave their past life completely behind, overnight.
Lauscha, in the year 1890. After the death of their father, sisters Johanna and Marie Steinmann have been left destitute. As women they are not allowed to continue to run the family‘s glassblowing workshop, so they must seek their luck separately: Johanna as an assistant to the glass dealer Friedhelm Strobel, and Marie as a glass painter in the workshop of Wilhelm Heimer and as wife to his son Thomas.
Marthe is a girl with a special gift: she can cure diseases. But she lives in a time shaped by superstition and piety. When Marthe cannot help Burggrave's wife from her village, the girl has to flee. Her path crosses that of Ritter Christian, who, with a group of Franconian settlers, is travelling eastwards in search of a better life in a foreign country – which, at that time, is an unbelievably long and arduous journey. Christian can hardly hide his fascination for Marthe, but the differences between their cultures makes a relationship impossible and the settlers are afraid of this weird girl.
In a small village on the Baltic Sea, major changes are taking place, because the ambitious mayor (Jürgen Tarrach) wants to turn the place into a magnet for tourists. Also living there is the big-mouthed Paul (Uwe Ochsenknecht) and the silent Fiete (Dietmar Bär) – who have been best friends since early childhood. Among the old fishermen they are the last two to sail daily. But their friendship will be put to the test when Paul, through a ludicrous coincidence, learns a long-kept secret: he is not the biological father of his adult son Piet (Axelstein) – Fiete is.
Somewhere in the middle of nowhere lies a pub, a shop, a gas station, a few farms and a former nursery... This is where the sixteen-year-old Ben (Sven Gielnik) lives, and where he looks after his demented grandfather Karl (Klaus A. Müller-Oi). Actually, Ben wants to get out of this place, but because of Karl he cannot leave. Ben's mother is a jazz singer and constantly on the road, and his father died in a plane crash in Africa
Sophie ist fast vierzig und hat alles, wovon sie immer träumte: drei tolle Kinder, eine kleine Cateringfirma, einen lieben Mann und ein schönes Haus. Doch der Schein trügt, ihr Gatte ist ständig im Dauerstress, die Kinder nur am quengeln und der Cateringservice macht zwar ein Haufen Arbeit, wirft jedoch kaum Geld ab. Eines Tages frägt sich Sophie, ob das nun alles gewesen soll und trifft kurze Zeit später auf den liebevollen Mark, der plötzlich alles durcheinander bringt...
In this hilarious and original story, three friends are mistaken for burglars and have to spend Christmas Eve behind bars. In Munich's most famous police station, the three men reveal how they came to be arrested in a strange apartment with such valuable spoils.
Sesha (Friederike Becht) has already given birth twice: the first was a traumatic experience in hospital, the second was beautiful, at the house of midwife Emma (Nina Kunzendorf). When Sesha is pregnant again, this time with twins, her decision is clear: she only wants to give birth at Emma's place. But a twin birth is not possible at Emma’s place. Nevertheless, months later, Emma gets a late night call from Sesha, she has pains and the babies are on the way.
Cologne 1947, the metropolis built on the banks of the Rhine has been completely destroyed. An attack by a thousand bombers has left the city in ruins, nothing is left standing. For the people, the end of the war is far from the end of the struggle for survival. On the contrary, the winter of 1946-47 is the hardest of the century, with an allocation of only three coal briquettes each per day.
In this sequel to A Triplet Rarely Comes Alone, powerful businesswoman Linda (Thekla Carola Wied) has quit her job as head of a women‘s magazine in order to experience "normal" life at the side of retired Latin teacher Jakob (Günther Maria Halmer). But the start of their future together falters, as, rather than travelling the world, they are constantly being left with the triplets by Leonie (Julia Brendler) and Thomas (Jens Atzorn). The young couple are not finding life easy, especially with Leonie’s chronic jealousy. J
The Family Detective is a modern family series blended with a compelling detective drama. The tone is humorous and dramatic, fast and fresh, human and emotional, featuring a closed, standalone case in each episode, all told through the prism of Julie’s family environment.
Years ago, after the tragic death of her brother Michael, Meike turned her back on her home and the traditional fishing industry of her family at Lake Constance. Now she lives happily in Berlin with her nine-year-old son Paul, working in a café and in a relationship with the quick-witted chef Sascha. But a call from home forces Meike to return to the lake: her father Erich has suffered a heart attack. Returning home is not easy for Meike, because Erich blames her for the death of Michael, who drowned in the lake.
Marc and Eva‘s divorce is already finalised, now their only common interest is the holiday home in South Tyrol, which has to be sold. But when Marc and Eva arrive there to show it to interested buyers, it hits them: the house, which has not been inhabited in recent years, is completely run down and has to be restored as soon as possible. Time is pressing, for Marc wants to move to Shanghai with his girlfriend Sophie in a few weeks. So professional help must be sought!
Job gone, money gone, house gone. Quickly it becomes a feeling: future gone. In any case, these are the people who always dreamed of the beautiful life, instead, they face relocation, with nothing but an old caravan rescued just before it was seized by the campsite. Stefan - played by Martin Brambach - and his family experience this rapid social descent, one which is affecting more and more people in modern times.
Working for a large textile company, Thomas Eichner is in Saigon to negotiate a new joint venture contract. Far away from his homeland, removed from the simmering conflict with his adult son Daniel, the agonizing years of caring for his cancer-stricken wife Maren, and his impending 50th birthday, he meets Vietnamese woman Huong. She is adorable. She is young. She is life.
Lina Baumann makes people happy. That‘s her job. Working for a relocation agency, it’s her responsibility to make the integration of new arrivals in the Breisgau metropolis as comfortable as possible. She works alongside Daniel Kessler, the head of the agency. They have been a couple for some time, but Daniel does not want to make their relationship public. Lina is about to face her most important task yet, and the survival of the agency depends on her success. Prof. Weissing, the clinician, has succeeded in bringing the renowned cardiac specialist Prof. Markus Gärtner to Freiburg. It’s Lina’s job to ensure the arrival of the physician and his son Tim is as pleasant as possible.
Widowed Latin teacher Jakob Buchmann is always in a suit and always punctual - in 30 years he hasn’t missed a day of work. But now he is about to retire – and next week he’s off to Canada, forever...
At the foot of the Wetterstein mountains a murder has been committed... It’s an unfortunate and unusual turn of events, but fortunately the Garmisch Cops are on hand. With their unerring determination and flair for uncovering the truth, Anton and his younger colleague Bähr begin their investigation, under the supervision of state attorney – and Anton’s ex – Claudia Wölk. All the while, Chief Prosecutor Dr. Wetzel keeps a watchful eye on their search as well as on Claudia...
At the heart of these humorous North Sea crime mysteries is audience favorite Dieter Pfaff as Balthasar Berg, a successful crime writer who was formerly chief inspector at the homicide division in Dortmund. A man with a keen intellect, from whom no detail escapes, Balthasar is stubborn and unyielding with a strong intuition – he’s a passionate investigator, just like the character in his book. But even if they brought success, these qualities did not make him very popular with his superiors.
Young midwife Emilia (Katharina Wackernagel) accompanies women every day through pregnancy and birth, shepherding them into a new part of their life, one full of challenges. Now she stands before her own "masterpiece"... Within a few weeks, she and her husband Christoph (Felix Klare) expect their first child. With professional calmness and full of anticipation Emilia prepares for the arrival of her child. But then everything is different. The home birth has to be stopped, and Emilia must go to a clinic.
"The Return" is about the search for a sense of belonging and for security, the power of normality and exclusion. And it is an unexpected and delicate love story that will prevail against all prejudices. The lead character, August Staudenmeyer, is a wealthy businessman who has made his fortune abroad, before returning to his hometown Gerbersau in the Black Forest. He hopes to make a home there after being expelled from the city in his youth.
Thomas Schäfer is an ambitious high school teacher. At work, however, he is under increasing pressure. His wife and 13-year-old son are the victims of his anger, with the smallest trigger enough to send him into a rage. The drama delivers a compelling story of the consequences of domestic violence on the everyday life of this small Family.
Jasper Dänert, a renowned Berlin lawyer, is very ill. But there is something he wants to do before his death... In 1992, Jasper led the investigation into a murder case that became very close to him. A sixteen-year-old boy was found dead in a forest. His identity remained unresolved, as did their hunt for the murderer. Now Jasper is back, determined to unearth the truth before it is too late.
When her 80-year-old father Robert has an accident, translator Ira Wolfens decides to take care of him at home - despite their difficult relationship. Robert had left her and her mother many years before to start a second family. But now Ira sees this as an opportunity to prove herself to her father. However, in view of the high cost of care, Ira calls upon the somewhat unofficial help of Eastern European nurse Elisaveta - much to the displeasure of her husband Marquard, who, beside his work as a professional consultant, also has ambitions to be a local politician.
With her clever, energetic nature, Sister Anna Seelenbinder (Mariele Millowitsch) takes care of the needs and sorrows of her fellow men in the Protestant Institute. At the same time, Matron Gundula Schwertfeger (Karin Neuhäuser) also expects her to respect her solemn promises of obedience, humility and works of mercy...
Turbulent emotional family comedy centred on Julie, a single mother whose everyday job is anything but everyday, it’s her vocation: to reconcile people who have lost each other. Julie believes strongly in her mission to bring a daughter back to her missing mother, but she makes a big mistake. However, this special kind of detective will get one last chance to solve this case...
"IC is the abbreviation for "International Coordination" – a real division of the Federal Criminal Police Department, which intervenes when Germans are involved in crimes abroad. Florian Blessing (Tobias Oertel) is a daredevil who likes to work alone and does not take too kindly to rules and regulations. He is therefore not very enthusiastic when Nadja Hansen, a psychologist and specialist in operational case analysis, arrives as his partner.
Successful career woman Franziska Marbacher (Veronica Ferres) gets into an argument with her long-term partner Robert (August Zirner) on her 40th birthday. Shortly afterwards they separate. Franziska did not want to start a family with Robert, because she already has a son, whom she gave up for adoption immediately after giving birth to him when she was just 15 years old. Finding herself suddenly caught up again by this tragic episode, Franziska travels to her hometown Rosenheim to search for her son Oliver (Kostja Ullmann).
It is the year 1850 and, in search of her great love and father of her unborn child, Helmut (Nico Rogner), the young, self-confident Hannah Brettschneider (Henriette Richter-Röhl) arrives in the small town of Gönningen at the foot of the Swabian Alps. For almost two centuries, Gönningen has been the home of industrious businessmen trading in flower and vegetable seeds.
Peter Jordan, owner of a book shop in Berlin-Kreuzberg, faces a conflict between a gang and his conscience. After bearing witness to a violent crime, Peter transforms from being a loyal follower of the state’s legal system to defending his own rights at any cost. The background of migration and an air of despair in his neighborhood contrast sharply with Peter's world, where - despite the bars on the windows – he maintains his own island of education and opportunity.
Ariane Ostler (Michaela May) is a chaotic but down-to-earth dairymaid, who lives reclusively high up on her Upper Bavarian alpine pasture. Ariane is not interested in formal, bureaucratic matters, and has never submitted a proper tax return in her life. This comes back to haunt her as the very particular financial officer Bernhard Maiwald (Günther Maria Halmer) moves into the area and targets Ariane.
It’s 1984 and 19-year-old Melanie (Anna Fischer), forced to stay at a dismal clinic due to a severe eye disease, attempts to defy her dreary surroundings with her sexy dresses and a lot of makeup. Her condition could lead to blindness without expensive therapy and drugs, but Mel dreams of freedom in the West, and she is convinced that she could be treated there as well. But she only has the new doctor, Carlo Sanchez (Pasquale Aleardi), as a glimmer of hope.
Doctor Fabian is determined to continue the practice of his father, who died much too early. But in order to free himself from the pressure of feelings he must repress, he seeks the adrenalin rush of extreme sports – base jumping from the mountains in his wingsuit. However, a near-death experience forces Fabian to reopen his life and let his true feelings come out...
When Christl, daughter of wealthy innkeeper Sebastian Gruber and his self-righteous wife Charlotte, meets medical student Thomas, the younger son of rich farmer Anton Lafret, it is love at first sight. Thomas is engaged to Anita, daughter of a factory owner from Innsbruck, but conceals this from Christl. Thomas wants to break off the engagement with Anita, but his father and his fiancée, working together, force him to give up Christl..
A father, who recently moved to the north of the country with his family, runs over the only child of an influential family. Riddled with guilt after causing such a tragic accident, the fath...
Police Force 110 is a German-language crime series. Each of the producing regional broadcasters has its own investigative team, which is determined by the broadcaster's geographical network and tied to a city...
Set against the backdrop of a small-town hospital, this compelling drama focuses on the everyday stories of the personal and professional lives of the hospital staff, as well as the heartfelt stories of the patients in their care. At the centre is the family of clinician Johanna Lindner (Bettina Redlich) and her husband, Judge Thomas Lindner (Ralph Schicha). Clinic doctor Markus Lindner (Sven Waasner), Johanna's son, is preparing for his wedding to colleague Marie Egger (Nova Meierhenrich), who has just started as an assistant doctor.
Rich sawmill owner Reinhard Lorenz (Otto Mellies) has two daughters: the older Manuela (Maja Maranow) leads the family business and has always lived with her son at home. The younger Katrin (Katharina Böhm), on the other hand, turned her back on her homeland 18 years ago to start a new life in the USA. For the father's 80th birthday, however, Katrin returns and takes up residence in an old hunting lodge in the mountains. This arouses the suspicions of Manuela and her partner Jens (Max Herbrechter). They fear that Katrin has returned to ensure her inheritance.
When she sees the defendant Robin Böhme (Simon Licht) for the first time, prosecutor Esther Dorwald (Ann-Kathrin Kramer) collapses in shock. She recognizes him as the man who sexually assaulted her in a park twenty years ago. At the time, the investigation fizzled out, but now he is here, a businessman accused of arms trafficking and murder. The prosecutor wants him to be held accountable for his crime against her, but realizes that the act is time-barred.
On their way back to the station, Marie and her colleague spot a car racing at high speed through the city and running red traffic lights. The two officers immediately set off in pursuit. They manage to force the driver to stop, but, without warning, the young man pulls out a gun and shoots Marie's colleague. Marie returns fire in self-defence. With the driver of the car mortally wounded, Marie falls to the ground and loses consciousness. The young archaeologist Paul, who has witnessed everything while at a celebration in a nearby café, immediately gives Marie first aid. Both have no idea that this encounter will change their lives.
Whether unscrupulous real estate sharks, successful traders, large manufacturers, bored heirs, or aspiring small investors - they are all insatiable when it comes to entrusting their money to one man in anticipation of breath-taking returns. Investment consultant Dieter Glanz is aware of his reputation, and is generously rewarded by the customers who trust him with their money, inviting him and his wife Gloria to splendid parties and allowing them to participate in their elaborate lifestyles. Whether in his luxurious property or a private jet, for Dieter the splendour of the world and the dream of great wealth has become a reality.
Eva is in shock: her father has suffered a stroke while in South Africa with her older sister Hanna, who runs a guesthouse for safari tourists in the wilderness. Deceived by her husband Paul, she packs her suitcase and heads to Africa. Seeing her older sister again will bring old wounds to the surface, and new ones could also emerge when Eva, a stiff perfectionist, meets dashing ranger Alex. Then her husband suddenly appears at the door – and Eva faces a difficult decision...
Anaesthetist Nora Sanders (35) is asked to give a lecture on her specialty at an international surgeons‘ conference in St. Petersburg. Flattered, she takes on this challenge, much to the displeasure of her boyfriend Eric. Nora does not like travelling, but she has felt very much connected with St. Petersburg since her childhood. After the death of her parents in an accident, she lived with her grandmother, Katharina, who, as a young woman, once fell in love with a Russian soldier from St. Petersburg, and often told her granddaughter about it...
Lilli Lemcke (Katharina Schubert) is a normal heroine: in her late thirties, she‘s a worker on the assembly line, married to Bernd (Thorsten Nindel) and mother of two children, and she has three great friends, Yvonne (Katharina Kaali), Bärbel and Melanie. All Lilli wants is to keep her small world safe, but she refuses to stand idly by as the bank forces the most important local family business - their employer – into insolvency. Without further ado, Lilli buys the business for one symbolic euro, and swaps the factory floor for the executive suite, where she is now responsible both for the company and her colleagues.
Following the death of taxi driver Achim’s ex-wife, their son, Sven, comes to live with him. After some time it becomes apparent that the shy teenager has paedophile inclinations. Achim resolves to tackle the problem without professional help - a project that is doomed to failure.
Leo Schreiber (Wotan Wilke Möhring) and Marie Johanson (Bernadette Heerwagen) are two people who live invisible lives: undisturbed, but also very lonely, without a family, without friends. Even Leo's cat denied him strokes... They both work at a large insurance company - and here is where their story begins: in an elevator the two meet - and fall in love. Reluctantly, they get to know each other. And then they quickly discover how their love transforms their lives.
Two unemployed friends decide to make up an imaginary company, so their family and friends will stop asking them when they will finally find work again.
In her mid-20s, Annika still lives with her parents and moves from one unpaid internship to the next - always in the vain endeavour of finding a permanent position in the music industry. But the life of this dedicated yet hapless intern is about to be turned upside down - by a Finnish rock band. After all, Annika never expected that inventing some fictitious knowledge of Finnish would land her a dream job with a record label... In order to prove herself, she is to take Finnish group "Ripili" to Germany and prepare for a band contest.
Two one-hour specials - The Enemy's Capture and No More School – based on exciting adventures from bestselling author Amelie Fried and her husband Peter Probst, who adapted their co-written books for television.
Siblings "Taco", nine years old, and his eleven-year-old sister "Rabbit" are as different as day and night. But when it comes to investigations they are a really strong team: as child detectives, they crack the trickiest criminal cases, using their heads, imagination and ever present humour! For this duo exciting adventures are a way of life...
Siblings "Taco", nine years old, and his eleven-year-old sister "Rabbit" are as different as day and night. But when it comes to investigations they are a really strong team: as child detectives, they crack the trickiest criminal cases, using their heads, imagination and ever present humour! For this duo exciting adventures are a way of life...
Immersed in the beautiful local landscapes and infused with the "Austrian charm" of its protagonists, this drama series centres on moving, heart-breaking stories, featuring a diverse cast of acclaimed, popular acting talent.
A happy young family has just fulfilled their dream to move into their own home, when they realize that the husband’s father Richard, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, can no longer cope living alone. The family decides to take the old man in – but as his condition worsens daily, quicker and more dramatically than everyone expected, the family will be pushed to breaking point.
Following the second marriage of his father, Dr. Christoph Hasenkötter (Felix Eitner) has a half-brother named Dr. Carlo Mittenzwey (Heinrich Schafmeister). But they only get to know each other at the notary, when it turns out that they have jointly inherited the old villa of their deceased parents. There is one condition to their inheritance: both single parent fathers must live with their children in the house - otherwise the ownership will pass to a foundation
Living side by side, day by day - neighbours are easy... even wonderful! As the people of Marienhof cope with everyday trials and tribulations - they live their lives, with all the consequences. Big or small, problems are faced and resolved. As these strong men and women engage in their exciting and sometimes gruelling relationships as well as in existential conflicts and everyday aspects of life - a lot will happen, for this is Marienhof!
Horst Schimanski, played by the legendary Götz George, first appeared in the ARD TV series Tatort in 1981. In 29 episodes (including two feature films), he served as the ruthless detective in Duisburg, at the side of Chief Inspector Thanner. For the first time in television history, a detective was shown who cursed, fought, drunk more than he should, made curry sausage his staple food, and revealed his womanizing ways with no inhibitions.
This popular movie collection tells entertaining and charming stories. Twenty-six years ago, the first White Blue Stories emerged, and became a popular and well-known programme on ZDF until they were discontinued in 2007. Now the White Blue Stories are back, refreshed for the modern day, modelled on the tone and humour of the Rosenheim Cops.
Kennedy's Brain tells the story of a mother who, after the mysterious death of her son, begins her own investigation into why he died. Her pursuit of the truth leads to Africa, where she traces a humanitarian scandal that her son seems to have been implicated in, and makes a life-threatening discovery. The film is based on a novel by the "master of suspense", Henning Mankell.
The wife of company owner Markus Biehler has been abducted. In her first case, insurance investigator Marina Kröger (Dagmar Manzel) is assigned to find out whether Markus’s wife is actually - as claimed - dead or not.
Thomas has no idea what to do with his life - but as a passionate hypochondriac he has an imaginary heart attack once a week.
In a last-ditch attempt to put an end to her family’s ongoing quarrels, mother Greta invites her three adult children to a holiday home in Ibiza. There, she presents the completely stunned trio with...
Steffi has only one wish for her upcoming wedding to Felix: that the celebration take place at their beloved holiday home in Scotland, with all her closest family present. There is only one tiny problem...
Sand dunes, camels and the flair of "1001 Nights", Vacation Getaway: Marrakech is the third instalment in the successful movie collection about dream holidays and other disasters.
Our Farm in Ireland portrays heart surgeon Dr Martin Winter, who emigrated with his three daughters to Ireland after the death of his wife to work as a country doctor.