*When I lived in Geneva watching French-speaking Swiss television, a lady once announced the evening program of the German-speaking program in presenting the series as, "T'as (Tu as) tord", meaning "You are wrong."
Red Baron has given up wasting his time watching Tatort except for episodes featuring two teams that investigate in Mannheim or Münster, i.e., six evenings in a year. Here my interest is solely aimed at the actors. In Mannheim, an initially demure investigator has developed over 19 years into a skinny middle-aged lady. In Münster, a detective superintendent and a forensic doctor form a permanently quarreling couple à la Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
In the spring of 2018, German television shot the Tatort episode #1075 titled Damian in Freiburg, and some of the scenes were set in the fraternity house of Burschenschaft Franconia* just across the street from my apartment. For two weeks the film crew turned night into day. As fraternity students helping as extras told us: Some of the scenes were shot twenty times, so that in one case filming of a day scene only finished at 4 a.m. Daylight in the interior was guaranteed by brightly illuminating the front of the Franconia fraternity house.
*The other fraternity, Teutonia, lives in the house beside my apartment. Red Baron has reported about this Burschenschaft on two occasions.
|Street in front of the Franconia house during the day|
|Same at night|
|On-screen: Damian dancing with his girlfriend.|
In the other room Franconia's bar.
|An eerie dinner scene. Damian, sitting at the head of the table,|
is serving wine to his girlfriend on his left.
|New Landsmannschaft Brancia ...|
|... and its colors.|
It was an evening well spent in a hospitable company.
|The film crew left a souvenir:|
"The banner is Brankia"