The Mermaid

© Petro Domenigg

Murder by the Lake 9
The Mermaid

A dead mermaid, Sybille Baumgartner (Anna Rot), beaten to death and found in the shallow shoreline of Lake Constance, poses a new challenge to Micha Oberländer (Matthias Koeberlin) and Hannah Zeiler (Nora Waldstätten).
The main suspect is Matteo (Arron Frieß), who belongs to a group of kite-surfers that set up their camp nearby. Is he the murderer or simply a witness on the run? The manhunt begins.
Meanwhile, Oberländer and Zeiler dive into the victim´s family life and her husband Fabian Baumgartner (Sebastian Bezzel) and their daughter Emma (Lucy Gartner) - at a noble winery at Lake Constance.
Oberländer will learn painfully, that Sybille, just like him, dared a new beginning and in doing so, she lost everything she ever loved. 


  • Nomination at the Film Festival Cologne 2019

Commissioning Editors
Daniel Blum (ZDF)
Sabine Weber (ORF)

Michael Schneider

Timo Berndt

Matthias Koeberlin
Nora Waldstätten
Hary Prinz
Stefan Pohl
Inez Bjørg David
Peter Kremer
Sebastian Bezzel
Julian Weigend
Andreas Lust
Anna Rot
Christopher Schärf
Raphael von Bargen

Broadcast Premiere ZDF

Broadcast Premiere ORF