Kottan ermittelt - Die Enten des Präsidenten
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, Ernst Konarek, Leon Askin, Veronika Faber, Robert Hoffmann, Gusti Wolf, Arthur Brauss, Rainer Egger, Christa Dangl, Katherina Buchhammer, Chris Lohner, Ferdinand Kaup, Barbara Klein, Walter Maitz, Peter Patzak, Gotthard Böhm
written by Helmut Zenker
Kottan ermittelt, Kottan (Lukas Resetarits)
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Agressive motorist Zaruba (Robert Hoffmann) gets into a fight with
another driver, Lukitz (Arthur Brauss), to an extent that he draws a
rapier - but Lukitz ultimately kills him by hitting him over the head with
a wooden pole. Detective Kottan (Lukas Resetarits) of homicide
investigates, and soon zeroes in on Zaruba's wife (Veronika Faber), but
after having problems with both his wife (Bibiane Zeller) and his
prostitute girlfriend (Eva Kerbler), he figures he might have a shot with
her and doesn't put two and two together when he finds Lukitz in her bed.
Kottan's assistant Schrammel (Curt A. Tichy) however does, but an attempt
to capture Lukitz to capture him red-handed in her bed leads to
embarrassement not only for him but also colleagues Schremser (Walter
Davy) and Schreyvogel (Franz Suhrada) and president of police Pilch (Kurt
Weinzierl). And after much to and fro, it's actually Kottan who makes the
Also in this episode, Kottan's two arch enemies Horrak (Ernst
Konarek) and Wasservogel (Leon Askin) accidently kill one another trying
to hit Kottan.
An episode that completely falls apart,
narratively, as it tries to tell way too many stories all at once: For
one, there's the actual murder case, which is really unexciting as can be
and which takes backseat, then there's the story of Kottan's wife becoming
a nightclub singer (but ultimately failing), also there's Kottan's failing
lovelife, a running gag about president Pilch failed press conferences,
the continuing fight Pilch against the coffee dispending machine, the
somewhat underwhelming conclusion of Horrak's continued attempts to kill
Kottan, and also the by now customary musical interludes. The outcome of
all of this is pleasantly anarchic for sure, and at times really funny,
but the thing also drags way too much at other times, and it sure could
have done with a way more coherent script.