Derrick (1974–1998)
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Das Ende einer Illusion 

Erich Rieger is a wreck of a man. He has lost his wife, his life has no more meaning, and he is gambling the insurance compensation.

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Günter Gräwert
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Horst Tappert ... Stephan Derrick
Fritz Wepper ... Harry Klein
Willy Schäfer ... Berger
Cornelia Froboess ... Helga Weinert
Gerd Anthoff ... Erich Rieger
Günther Ungeheuer ... Rudolph Schowenke
Hanno Pöschl Hanno Pöschl ... Ulrich Schowenke
Marion Kracht Marion Kracht ... Paula Bertram
Klaus Abramowsky Klaus Abramowsky ... Randy Schröder / Orgelspieler
Hans Zander Hans Zander ... Barkeeper
Michael Gahr Michael Gahr
Ruth Teege Ruth Teege
Paul Neuhaus Paul Neuhaus
Mario Marincic Mario Marincic
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Erich Rieger is a wreck of a man. He has lost his wife, his life has no more meaning, and he is gambling the insurance compensation.

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

12 August 1988 (West Germany) See more »

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It is possible that the song "Lonely Lovers" by Johnny Logan was chosen for the end titles because the episode name is a translation from part of the lyrics. See more »

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References The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Je t'aime... moi non plus
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Played on organ by Klaus Abramowsky
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A dramatic and touching episode
13 April 2019 | by zutterjp48See all my reviews

The film begins in a night club with a clandestine gaming lounge.The owner asks Helga, a bar hostess to get some datas about a man who comes every day for gambling and is loosing a lot a money.Helga enters in the life of Erich Rieger, a depressed widower who can not live without gambling and begins to feel empathy for him.On the same time the brother of Erich has been shooted in a parking.A criminal investigation with a lot of surprises.Very good performance of Cornelia Froboess (Helga) and Gerd Anthoff (Erich) .


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