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Kottan ermittelt - Mein Hobby: Mord

episode 17

Austria 1983
produced by
Wolfgang Ainberger (executive) for Satel/ORF, ZDF
directed by Peter Patzak
starring Lukas Resetarits, Walter Davy, Curt A. Tichy, Kurt Weinzierl, Bibiane Zeller, Florian Böhm, Carlo Böhm, Eva Kerbler, Franz Suhrada, Rudolf Knor, Margit Gara, Katherina Buchhammer, Gusti Wolf, Hans Pemmer, Michaela Mock, Siegi Ganswohl, Hans Krankl, Walter Langer, Willi Neuner
written by Helmut Zenker

TV series
Kottan ermittelt, Kottan (Lukas Resetarits)

review by
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Harald Vukovic (Rudolf Knor) and Vera Steudl (Katherina Buchhammer) are two lonely souls who have met via classified ad, and now he invites her to his place, cooks for her - and murders her before dessert after learning she's still technically engaged to someone else. Then he drops the corpse with the series regular corpse finding bum Drballa (Carlo Böhm). And then the episode veers off into a thousand subplots, from president of the police Pilch (Kurt Weinzierl) losing out the policeman of the semester award to incompetent street cop Schreyvogel (Franz Suhrada) on live TV to inspector Kottan (Lukas Resetarits) losing his lover, prostitute Elvira (Eva Kerbler) to his incompetent assistant Schrammel (Curt A. Tichy), from Kottan's wife (Bibiane Zeller) throwing him out of their apartment, to the son (Hans Pemmer) of Kottan's arch enemy Wasservogel devising a plan to get Kottan thrown off the force, something that's very much supported by president of the police Pilch. Back to the main plot, where Harald Vukovic finds another lonely heart, poisons her, and taxidermist that he is, makes her part of his all-women orchestra of stuffed corpses. Kottan eventually finds a connection between the murder on top, and this and a few other missing person cases, and persuades his wife to play bait for the lonely hearts killer, so she answers one classified ad after the next and goes out with quite a variety of sad old men - before letting Vukovic cook for her. Something makes her exchange her dessert for his, and ultimately Vukovic dies from his own poison - but not before Kottan's mother (Gusti Wolf) shows up in his all women band very much alive to formally arrest him, as Kottan and company have long given up observation, having deemed Vukovic as just too harmless ...

Hans Krankl, then Austria's top football (soccer for our American readers) player, is rather wasted in a small role as host of the policeman of the semester awards ceremony. He would in 1984 release a single (Rostige Flügel) with the series spin-off band Kottan's Kapelle though.


As might be already apparent in above synopsis, this is another episode that falls apart by its too many unrelated narrative threads - something that's somehow buttered over by the series' trademark anarchistic comedy. It'sa shame though because the main murder mystery had much macabre potential, that really gets lost in the mix though and is ultimately resolved by a hasty finale that hasn't really been worked towards but that has seemingly only been thrown in at the right moment - which is somewhat of a shame as not all other narrative threads were particularly inspiring, quite the contrary, really, just warmed up gags from earlier episodes. One still has to give some credit to the anarchic approach to genre filmmaking, but not so much to the rather disorganized writing.


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