Carnival or Carnival? No, in Cottbus it’s known as carnival. Inspector Vincent Ross arrives within the new RBB “Polizeiruf 110” episode “Cottbus kopflos” (ARD, Sunday, 8:15 p.m.) confused with the proper identify. However the viewers may additionally really feel the identical means concerning the forged: first the farewell to Maria Simon, then that of Lucas Gregorowicz. André Kaczmarczyk got here first and from this Sunday Gisa Flake and Frank Leo Schröder at the moment are additionally a part of the everlasting ensemble of the RBB crime thriller from the German-Polish border area.
Gisa Flake doesn’t assume the viewers shall be overwhelmed by this. It isn’t the case that the investigators had been blindly changed. “By altering you may inform new issues. There’s nothing worse than a dusty group of investigators who don’t actually wish to work collectively anymore,” says the actress taking part in police officer Alexandra Luschke.
As well as, each of them are not any strangers to the RBB “police name”. Gisa Flake already had an episode position as Alexandra Luschke within the episode “Hermann” in December 2021, alongside Lucas Gregorowicz, whose detective Adam Raczek was investigating with no accomplice on the time.
Even again then, her character was a bit extra down-to-earth and extra direct in her communication. “She needed to struggle her solution to the entrance from the second row as a result of she will really do greater than she thinks,” remembers the 38-year-old. “However now she has more room to point out it.”
By altering you may inform new issues. There’s nothing worse than a dusty group of investigators who don’t actually wish to work collectively anymore.
Gisa Flakeactress, singer, cabaret artist.
Frank Leo Schröder additionally got here to the German-Polish “Polizeiruf” in an episode position in February 2023. André Kaczmarczyk was in motion in “The God of Chapter” with out Lucas Gregorowicz. “Karl Rogov actually pushed himself into his first collaboration with Vincent Ross,” says Schröder. This may now develop into a extra everlasting collaboration. “Since this constellation labored fairly properly between us, we at the moment are shifting on. My determine has remained the identical.”
The idea of the revamped “Police Name” envisages that Flake and Schröder shall be deployed “in a altering line-up”. “We’ll all see what occurs later,” the 2 of them stated in an interview with the Tagesspiegel.
The brand new episode “Cottbus Headless” (screenplay by Axel Hildebrand and Mike Bäuml, directed by Christoph Schnee) takes place in opposition to the backdrop of the Cottbus Carnival. The brand new season begins on January eleventh, at some point earlier than the linear broadcast of “Polizeiruf” on Erste.
Ross, Luschke and Rogov have to unravel the dying of Jurek Bukol. The Pole died in a hearth in his workshop. The motif float that he constructed there for the carnival parade was destroyed. Bukol was thought-about an oddball. Two years earlier he had been criminally convicted of inflicting the dying of somebody. The investigators are questioning whether or not there have been additionally arguments in his relationship along with his ex-wife and his two kids.
For spectators past Berlin and Brandenburg, it’s after all shocking how massive the carnival is well known in Cottbus. This was fully new to Frank Leo Schröder, and Gisa Flake was impressed by it.
The carnival itself is overseas to Schröder, who’s from North Germany and was born in 1961. “It might need one thing to do with the appearing career, that you simply don’t have an affinity for it,” he suspects. This additionally applies to dressing up. “Since you do it professionally, you’re not eager on it privately.”
“Carnival is about taking part in templates. A clown or a nun, for instance. As actors, we work on the finer particulars,” says actress, singer and cabaret artist Gisa Flake, who comes from Braunschweig. “I used to be by no means a Funkenmariechen. It all the time irritated me that individuals would give you the thought of throwing their legs round in mini-skirts on the road within the ass-cold February.”
The supplies are developed within the editorial departments with the authors. Our job is to convey the entire thing to life.
Frank Leo Schröderactor and director.
Flake says she undoubtedly understands the historic and sociological operate of carnival. However what operate can tv really carry out? Can a tv crime drama create extra understanding for all times in Brandenburg, and in jap Germany as a complete? Or inform us one thing about German-Polish sensitivities?
Frank Leo Schröder places issues into perspective. The affect of actors is overestimated. “The fabric is developed within the editorial departments with the authors. Our job is to convey the entire thing to life.”
For Gisa Flake, the duty of a TV crime drama is, before everything, leisure. “As an actress, I discover it thrilling to look into worlds that you simply wouldn’t in any other case discover. You discover emotional entry to moments and conditions and constellations that you simply wouldn’t have in any other case,” she says. This additionally applies to the carnival. “Some individuals say, ‘Oh, look, it’s the identical as ours’. And the others trying on from the surface may say, ‘Oh God, how horrible’.”
With André Kaczmarczyk, a brand new looseness has already entered the RBB “police name”. With the 2 new ones, this improvement is intensifying, which the German-Polish “police name” has to date fully missed. “It’s a must to transfer away a bit from these heroic tales that two inspectors are available in someplace and already know every part. “It’s been instructed,” says Gisa Flake. “Extra relaxedness offers us the chance to inform the story in a brand new means, to query individuals, to speak extra instantly with one another, and even to have misunderstandings with one another.”
In any case, Flake offers a particular present in “Cottbus kopflos”. “I did jazz dance for 5 years and what I all the time cherished about dancing was how I stunned individuals, how versatile I used to be and the way a lot I loved doing it. And that’s why it didn’t shock me that a lot when dancing all of a sudden appeared,” reveals Flake.
However Karl Rogov is not any extraordinary investigator both; in spite of everything, he had already been relegated to the sidelines earlier than he discovered his area of interest. “Funnily sufficient, Rogov discovered himself by Vincent Ross as this unusual, delicate flower of the Orient. He accepted him as he’s. The identical applies vice versa to Karl Rogov. If it labored like that in all places, we might have a beautiful society.”
Filming for the following RBB “Polizeiruf 110” has already begun. This time not in Cottbus, however within the Polish border space. “We are literally primarily in Poland,” declares Gisa Flake, who has been attempting to study a little bit of Polish for 2 months now. “But it surely’s so onerous.”