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Murder by the Lake 3
„The Sleepwalker“

Micha Oberländer’s (Matthias Koeberlin) private life isn´t doing so well these days. He is in the middle of a marriage crisis as his job isn’t very family compatible.

After having spent a rather restless night in his VW bus he is called to a crime scene together with his colleague Hannah Zeiler (Nora von Waldstätten). The dead body of a woman has been caught in a fisherman’s net in Lake Constance.

What seems to be a tragic swimming accident at first sight quickly turns out to have been a violent crime. The deceased is identified as schoolteacher Julia Niermeyer and Zeiler and Oberländer start a rather complicated search for traces. The first of which is a brief encounter with the 10-year-old sleepwalker Noemi Rademann (Nare Knöpfle), whom they found close to the scene of crime - barefoot and only dressed in her pajamas. Sensitized by her own traumatic childhood memories, Zeiler quickly feels that there’s something wrong with the girl. But what did she see and what is she afraid of? The investigation becomes an emotional roller coaster for Zeiler and Oberländer.

Commissioning Editors
Daniel Blum (ZDF)
Sabine Weber (ORF)

Director
Andreas Linke

Writer
Timo Berndt

Cast
Matthias Koeberlin, Nora von Waldstätten, Inez Bjørg David, Hary Prinz, Stefan Pohl, Laura Tonke, Philipp Hochmair, Dirk Borchardt a.a.

Broadcast ZDF: 18.04.2016
6.89 million viewers, 20.7 % share
14-49 key demos: 1.26 million, 11.0 % share

Broadcast ORF: 02.04.2016
656.000, 26 % share