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Anatomy of Evil 

Spuren des Bösen (original title)
At the University of Vienna, the criminal psychologist Richard Brock teaches.




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Series cast summary:
Heino Ferch ...  Richard Brock 8 episodes, 2010-2019
Gerhard Liebmann ...  Klaus Tauber 8 episodes, 2010-2019
Gerda Drabek Gerda Drabek ...  Anni / ... 8 episodes, 2010-2019
Sabrina Reiter ...  Petra Brock 7 episodes, 2010-2019
Roland Silbernagl Roland Silbernagl ...  Leo Jauk 4 episodes, 2012-2018
Jürgen Maurer ...  Gerhard Mesek 4 episodes, 2012-2019
Frieda Mühl Frieda Mühl ...  Frau Tauber 3 episodes, 2014-2018
Erwin Steinhauer ...  Dr. Stefan Merz / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2018
Matthias Hack Matthias Hack ...  Fritz Stadler 2 episodes, 2017-2018
Carmen Gratl Carmen Gratl ...  Ärztin 2 episodes, 2010-2018
Helmuth Häusler Helmuth Häusler ...  Abhörspezialist / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2018
Lisa Gadenstätter Lisa Gadenstätter ...  Journalistin 2 episodes, 2010-2012
Nikolai Selikovsky Nikolai Selikovsky ...  Feuerwehrmann / ... 2 episodes, 2014-2015
Julia Jelinek Julia Jelinek ...  Notärztin / ... 2 episodes, 2015-2019


Richard Brock will never be the life of a party, and the last time he laughed was probably about 15 years ago. Yet what he's lacking in social skills he makes up in sheer professionalism and introspection: he wants every door opened no matter if he and the killer find themselves in a duel of razor-sharp intellects. As a police psychologist, Brock must step on many toes in order to get to the bottom of things. And he doesn't look favorably upon ready-made judgments and motives that interlock too well. It's precisely his grim way that drives his colleagues up a wall - including his daughter, a young policewoman who's still working by the book and who wishes that her father did the same. Brock's closest relationship is with the innkeeper where he lodges, an unshakable young man intrigued by the inner workings of the psychologist's mind - and who's always ready to whip up an omelet for him. Rounding off the roster is Anni, the big-hearted woman who cleans, cooks and keeps a watchful eye ... Written by Beta Film

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5 January 2011 (Austria) See more »

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Superb German neo-noir with psychological slant
19 September 2019 | by prathertSee all my reviews

First, there's the lead, Heino Ferch: tremendous presence and excellent actor. (If you happened to see Downfall, he played Albert Speer.) Plenty of great supporting actors. Secondly, thoughtful and intense stories, in my opinion; he is a tortured but arrogant psychologist, not a detective. It is deadly serious so if you prefer wise-cracking, quirky detectives and happy endings, seek elsewhere. Set in Austria with gorgeous backdrops despite its admittedly downbeat tone.

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