Pedophiles did not officially exist under socialism. "Mord in Eberswalde" misses the chance to make more of the subject than black-and-white painting.
Good and evil: the commissioner (Ronald Zehrfeld, r.) and the Stasi. Image: Wolfgang Ennenbach/WDR
Gray and ocher brown. Already in Christian Petzold’s great GDR film "Barbara" these color nuances determined the aesthetics – and the film "Mord in Eberswalde" adds to that on Wednesday evening. The not least aesthetic bourgeoisie of the GDR is widely exhibited – demonstrated. Just look at the wallpaper.