This is what the police called a “black box” It was like: When the memory stops

So it was called the police “black box”.
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When memory stops

The best comes last: Actress Claudia Michelsen towers above all else in “Polizeiruf: Black Box” for Magdeburg. The thriller the last Sunday before the summer holidays deals with the question of how the human brain processes, suppresses, and falsifies experiences.

What was that about? Adam Dale (Eloie Crist) is traveling on a train with his friend Tommy when he suddenly hits a stranger with an emergency hammer in the train compartment. Christoph Ochmann, the man Adam had never met before, was literally killed. The fingerprints of the offender’s bloodstained moment of fury – the case is clear to the police. But not Doreen Brach (Claudia Michelsen), who wants to find the idea. She’s had enough of her own problems: Since being attacked by a murderous couple (“The Condemned,” which aired in 2020), she’s been plagued by claustrophobia, anxiety, and tics. In fact, she is barely able to function, but the Commissioner of Wounded Spirit finds a special connection to Adam and his cause. Because the young man, as it turned out in the end, had to witness terrible things in the past.

What was he really about? About the possibility of manipulating the human brain and memories. The case of the “black box” illustrates: perceptions can be changed, and impressions can be distorted in such a way that experience and reality have nothing to do with each other. This is illustrated in a scene in which a young woman in psychiatric college talks about traumatic experiences of bullying she had never experienced herself before, but instead combined imagination and experience. It also seems that Adam’s parents have written their own story not just with facts and have become so accustomed to this new novel that Brasch’s questions seem completely silly to them. Criminology consciously distinguishes between evidence, circumstantial evidence, and sayings. Experts in the United States have discovered years ago that eyewitnesses, for example, are not necessarily good witnesses. When excitement or factors such as darkness or rain leave gaps in perception, the brain tends to fill in those gaps—usually with things that seem reasonable to people but don’t necessarily happen.

What was strong The episode “Black Box”, in which the former deposits his crime novel on a Sunday in summer vacation, is really worth watching. Director Otti Wieland and screenwriter Zora Holtfritter weave the story of two characters who, as a detective and as a young man, have very different requirements for dealing with a dream. Eloi Christ plays Adam well, but Claudia Michelsen towers above all else as a battered police officer dealing with the aftermath of an attack on her. A serious gag in running is how you leave doors open with ever-changing excuses. Sometimes she blames the suspect for her fear of closed rooms, and sometimes she points to an alleged cat hair allergy.

subordinate strange moment The village policeman, who can help with old cases, prefers to focus on his intermittent fasting and blood sugar level. It’s amazing how he sculpts his grocer’s love into a shape and then bites the bread at the first sign of the alarm ringing.

best saying “Nüscht, niente, nada,” the village policeman says about the results of the investigation into the old cases. But Doreen Brach also wasn’t involved.

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