WHERE DOES GUILT BEGIN AND JUSTICE END?
Frank Petersen, a passionate criminal judge, is convinced of the infallibility of the law. His verdicts, in his self-understanding, are objective and just. Until, one day, his life starts to fall to pieces and he is suddenly forced to judge himself.
A controversial verdict causes loud criticism of Petersen, even his family turns away from him. His wife accusing him of being self-aggrandizing, biased, and letting himself be guided by prejudices is a slashing blow that opens up an old trauma: Corinna Maier, who shot her son‘s radical right-wing murderer in his courtroom, just before Petersen was able to pass his judgement. Suddenly, Petersen questions everything: his integrity as a judge, as a husband, as a father. In his mind, there is only one way out: He must confront himself with questions he never dared ask before …
»Markus Thiele’s judicial thriller of a different kind is calm and suspenseful at the same time.«