13 November 2023, 22:03, Deutschlandfunk Kultur: 

"Öland" crime radio play by Andrea Czesienski, based on the novel of the same name by Johan Theorin.

With Traugott Buhre, Astrid Meyerfeldt, Götz Schubert, Andreas Schmidt, Udo Schenk a.o.

Music: Werner Cee.

Directed by Götz Naleppa.


In the thick fog of Öland, a little boy disappears without a trace. No one ever sees him again. Twenty years later, Julia, the boy's mother, receives an outrageous call from her father: there is a tip-off that she should return to Öland and help him find her missing son. Rumour has it that the sinister Nils Kant is the murderer. But Nils Kant died long before the boy disappeared. Some, on the other hand, claim that he still wanders the vast limestone plain of Öland.

"In Öland heJohan Theorin counts as a typical Scandinavian crime thriller, very dark, very evil and thoroughly exciting. Of course, the main plot, the disappearance of little Jens, clearly contributes to the listening interest - but Theorin succeeds in not overdoing it, instead creating an intricate and yet convincing story with other plot strands that are well interwoven. tell. This was transformed by Andrea Czesienski into aThe script is appealing and Götz Naleppa has realised it in an audible way. The team succeeds in conveying the gloomy Scandinavian flair without resorting too much to clichés. The very fitting musical elements from the pen of Werner Cees are helpful here.

The ensemble also performs very well here. At the B"The cast has already shown a good knack for selecting narrators. Big names that also sound big and give the characters the right amount of life, or in this case the necessary Scandinavian melancholy..."

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