Delirium - Till Endemann - Austria
Delirium (Austria, 2019) by Eurochannel
Delirium (Im Schatten der Angst, 2019)
Director: Till Endemann
Dr. Karla Eckhardt is a court-qualified expert who reevaluates the boundary between insanity and normalcy each day. However, the conflicting case of a well-known architect puts her abilities to a challenging and personal test. Eurochannel Premiers Delirium.
As a forensic psychiatrist, Karla Eckhardt works as an expert witness in criminal proceedings. She assesses the risk and culpability of criminals and decides whether they go to jail or an institution. After a woman was kidnapped, she was asked to judge whether the accused is guilty, but soon a murderous suspicion pushes Karla Eckhart to the limits of her resilience.
She has to assess whether the well-known architect Carsten Spanger is guilty. He tied up a young woman in his basement and scared her to death. Karla Eckhardt diagnoses him with a serious narcissistic personality disorder and soon suspects that she is dealing with an experienced perpetrator.
Because of her risky duel with Spanger, she loses the trust of the police and the prosecutors. Now there is only one way to save Spanger's victim: Karla has to put herself completely in his hands. She is not concerned with guilt or moral judgements, but with the precise derivation, diagnosis and treatment of the mentally ill, her incorruptible view of the perpetrator leads to strange and yet very human worlds.
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