Crime Scene “Elvis Lives”

Stefanie Gschnitzer’s first murder case as a commissioner at the Innsbruck police department is the death of Richard Stecher, member of a notorious family of poachers, who was found dead at the bottom of a cliff. Supposedly he was shot in self-defence by mayor and game tenant Hopfgartner, his son, and gamekeeper Buchberger. At the first inspection of the crime scene the young investigator already doubts the men’s version of the story. The victim had been shot in the back of the head, making it seem unlikely to have been a case of self-defence. However, there is a lack of evidence. The situation between the poacher family and the mayor threatens to escalate. Stefanie turns to her former teacher, Viennese superintendent Moritz Eisner, who, disguised as a hunting guest, supports her in the investigation. A small but essential detail helps to solve the case: the Stecher brothers love of Elvis Presley…

Directed by Peter Sämann
Year of production: 2001
Starring: Harald Krassnitzer, Roswitha Szyszkowitz, Gregor Bloeb, Guntram Brattia, Elmar Drexel