Run-Time: 1 x 90 min.
Directed by Barbara Eder
Written by Ivo Schneider
A co-production by ORF and Lotus Film in association with Austrian Television Fund and Vienna Film Fund
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (SUB TITLE) , German (SUB TITLE)
Backwoods Crimes - Southern Cross
Landkrimi - Kreuz des Südens
After a traumatic police operation gone bad, cop Tommy takes a break. He is looking for peace in a small, tranquil village, where his father, who left the family years ago, was the headmaster and bequeathed to him the old schoolhouse. The villagers don't exactly welcome him with open arms -- the only ones who meet him with less hostility are the shopkeeper and his neighbour Traude. And even the peace doesn't last long, because there is a terrible accident at the local circus, in which Fire Chief Fenninger is killed. Soon there is evidence that this accident comes in handy for some villagers. Ever more clearly Tommy recognizes that chasms open up behind the facade of the peaceful village, abysses of revenge, hatred and retribution -- and not least of Tommy's own family history.