When the king of Berlin exterminators is found dead in bed with a hole in his head, he left a message predicting doom and pestilence: A plague of rats is soon upon the city...
Ambitious young detective Carsten Lanner applies for a transfer to Berlin from small-town Cloppenburg, where he has to struggle with the big-city pace and the gruff Berliners, who don´t exactly welcome him with open arms. Then he winds up with his first big case when Erwin Machalik, owner of Berlin's biggest pest control company, is found dead on his pillow with a gun in his hand and a hole in his head. At first, only Carsten doubts it's a suicide. The pest control boss left a cryptic video message, predicting a plague of rats. When poison-resistant rodents actually do start flooding the capital, Lanner sets out to solve the mystery with trainee Carola Rimschow and exterminator Toni Matthes. Soon the mayor is putting pressure on them to crack the case. Lanner and Carola uncover a strange secret society called MaMMa, which has its tentacles everywhere - and a lot to do with the rats, too...
An off-beat, award winning mystery-comedy with top-notch VFX by star director Lars Kraume, in the vein of “Men in Black” and “Ghostbusters”. Based on the novel „Der König von Berlin“ by Horst Evers.
|Original Title||Der König von Berlin|
Olga Film for ARD, RBB, Das Erste
|Year Of Production||2017|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Language Versions||German [OV],English [ST]|
Cast & Crew
Carl Heinz Choynski