Friday 11 January, at 8:55 pm on Arte.
In the middle of the tourist season, a vacationer is found plunged in his blood on the frozen lake of a quiet Bohemian village of Upper Austria. In this "white area" (1) abandoned by public services, the former Inspector Sepp Ahorner, who retired early after a personal tragedy, decides to return to the service to help his former colleague, Commissioner Grete Öller and his young assistant were sent to Linz, the regional capital. The old boy, who lives with his octogenarian mother, knows everyone, but the tensions between the inhabitants are lively and the word rare.
At first sight, Death in inheritance, made in 2015 by Nikolaus Leytner, is hardly distinguishable from Scandinavian scandals across the board. All the ingredients seem to come together for an evening without surprises: an isolated place in the heart of a wild nature, a small closed community, full of resentment and unsaid, a trio of uncoordinated investigators who will have to learn to work together …
A 'atmosphere a little strange
However, this TV film has a rather pleasant old-fashioned charm. Between snowy landscapes and wooden houses, the sets, picturesque to perfection, give the bloody crime a completely incongruous side: how to suspect the murder of a peasant who collects teapots in white porcelain? Not to mention that the investigation takes place during the local carnival celebrations that see part of the city disguised as hairy monsters with horns to scare the demons of the winter.
In this crazy, eccentric atmosphere, we gradually focus on different characters: female police with the opposite temperament (one is quarrelsome as the other is intuitive) to the "couple" formed by the inspector on the sidelines and his old mother hen, passing next to the cousins of Ahorner, three sisters with tormented feelings, whose bad life hides a painful past.
Northern Polar in the Hauts-de-France