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Lena Odenthal (Chief Inspector)
Johanna Stern (Chief Inspector)
Peter Becker (Forensic Technician)
Edith Keller (Secretary)
Hakan Özcan (Forensic Doctor)
Mario Kopper (Chief Inspector)
Friedrichs (Chief Inspector)
Wolf (Chief Inspector)
Patrick Herzog (Forensic Expert)
Sonja Römer ( Forensic doctor)
The fictional detective chief inspector Lena Odenthal is the main character in the crime scene crime series from Ludwigshafen am Rhein, which was launched in 1989 by Südwestfunk and has been continued by Südwestrundfunk since 1998 . The longest-serving female investigator in the crime scene series is played by Ulrike Folkerts . From 1996 to the beginning of 2018 Mario Kopper , represented by Andreas Hoppe , was Odenthal's colleague. Since 2014, the Chief Inspector Johanna Stern , who is coming from the State Criminal Police Office ( LKA ) and played by Lisa Bitter , has joined the Ludwigshafen crime scene team.
Lena Odenthal is a strong woman who has learned to assert herself. She does not see men as objects of contention, but as part of their everyday life. She is not vain. It just feels for what it was or is. As a result, she is often very self-centered and tough. This is exactly why her male colleagues have respect for her. Her life has changed over time. While at the beginning she still enjoyed her free time and youth and pursued many unusual hobbies, the chief inspector is now so challenged by her work that she hardly finds any space in her life for non-professional activities. Lena's parents both died. Her father was mayor of Siegelbach near Kaiserslautern in the Palatinate for twenty years . When her mother died, as the eldest daughter, she had to take on responsibility at home from an early age. She has had no contact with her sisters since her father's death, and she no longer moves to Siegelbach. For a long time she lived with her colleague Mario Kopper and her cat Mikesch in an apartment in Ludwigshafen.
In 2019 Lena Odenthal celebrated her 30th anniversary. She is the longest-serving investigator in Tatort history.
In 2014, Chief Inspector Johanna Stern, specialist in operative case analysis at the LKA in Mainz, came to Ludwigshafen for the first time during a vacation from Kopper as his representative. The order-loving mother of two young children has a good grip on the balance between family and work. At first she didn’t get along with Odenthal at all, which later changed. In 2015 she was permanently transferred to the Rheinpfalz Police Headquarters.
- Forensic technician Peter Becker ( Peter Espeloer ), since 1998
- Secretary Edith Keller ( Annalena Schmidt ), since 1998
- Forensic doctor Hakan Özcan ( Kailas Mahadevan ), since 2015
Chief Detective Mario Kopper was Lena Odenthal's colleague and roommate. As a police officer of Italian descent, he first supported her in 1996 in the episode The Cold Death . Like Lena, Kopper was single for a long time, but in contrast to Lena, he secretly suffered from it. His other colleagues didn't like him very much. Lena mostly called him "Kopper" and only rarely by his first name. His memories of childhood are bad because his dream of living in Italy never came true. He chose the SPD because he had heard that the SPD politician Scharping has a house in Tuscany . Kopper drove Italian classic cars, most recently a Fiat 130 from the 1970s. He hated his German-born father and banned him completely from his thoughts after his death ten years ago. Kopper actually loves his mother more than anything, but was still annoyed when she sent him food parcels to the police station or bombarded him with phone calls.
In 2018 he was dismissed from the police force due to Mafia entanglements in the episode "Kopper" and moved to Sicily with his fiancée.
- Assistant to Seidel ( Michael Schreiner ), 1989–1994
- Elvira Kopper, Kopper's mother ( Margarete Salbach ), 1996–1999
- Kriminalrat Friedrichs ( Hans-Günter Martens ), Odenthal's superior, until 2001
- Detective Councilor / Director Wolf ( Wolfgang Hepp ), superior, 2001–2008
- Forensic doctor Patrick Herzog ( Achim Buch ), 2003–2007
- Forensic doctor Sonja Römer ( Brigitte Zeh ), 2009–2012
The production site for the SWR crime scenes is Baden-Baden . Here and in the surrounding district of Rastatt and the nearby city of Karlsruhe , many of the filming takes place for reasons of cost. Since 2006, a former school of the French military in Baden-Baden has been the location for the interior shots of the SWR commissariats in Ludwigshafen and Stuttgart ( Lannert and Bootz ) and formerly Konstanz ( Blum and Perlmann ). The production designer Klaus-Peter Platten set up one floor of the building as a Ludwigshafen police station in a modern post-war style that is supposed to be reminiscent of industrial architecture. In addition, Odenthal and Kopper's shared apartment was housed here.
- Odenthal and Kopper at DasErste.de
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