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Crime scene: The time has come: Is it worth turning on the drama from Dresden?

On Sunday evening (5.4.) At 8:15 p.m., television viewers will witness a dramatic hostage-taking in the first. In the "crime scene: the time has come", a young couple makes a momentous decision and flees from the police. The Dresden team of investigators, of course, immediately clings to their heels. But is the Saxon version of Bonnie and Clyde really not a real criminal couple at all, but a victim of the judiciary and police bias?

That's what it's about

The young parents Anna (Katia Fellin) and Louis Bürger (Max Riemelt) want to finally get their life together – permanent work for both, no more parties, no drugs and a nice home for their twelve-year-old son Tim (Claude Heinrich). But when a neighbor, the policeman Jan Landrock, is found slain in front of her house and the Dresden commissioners Gorniak (Karin Hanczewski) and Winkler (Cornelia Gröschel) investigate, the convicted Louis quickly becomes suspected.

Louis can persuade Anna to release him from custody. Together with Tim, who is in the care of the youth welfare office, they want to flee abroad and start there again from scratch. But when they want to pick up Tim in the children's home, the investigators come first. The attempt to escape developed into an unplanned hostage-taking. Louis and Anna are entrenched in the kitchen of the home with Tim, the home manager Lehmann (Anita Vulesica) and 17-year-old Nico (Emil Belton).

Winkler, Gorniak and Commissioner Schnabel (Martin Brambach) are working feverishly on a strategy to de-escalate the situation and get Louis to do the job. But as long as the real killer is not caught by Landrock, Louis remains ready to the utmost. Commissioner Winkler enters the home and jeopardizes her life.

It is worth turning on

Necessarily. In the latest case from Dresden everything actually fits together. An already convincing team of investigators encounters an exciting case, narrated almost in real time, and strong episode lead roles. Above all, Max Riemelt convinced in his role of the desperate young father, who primarily only wants to save his family and his life. Or does he have more on the notch than you initially suspect as a spectator?

The creators of "The time has come" succeeded in a highly staged and above all quite realistic scenario. The real-time narrative known from numerous US films captivates from the first to the last minute. Only in small nuances the film runs the risk of drifting into the kitschy, but always gets the curve again. The only real point of criticism: the perhaps too predictable end …