A Perfect Crime (TV series)

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A Perfect Crime
Country of originGermany
Original languageGerman
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Running time38–46 minutes
Production companyGebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseSeptember 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)

A Perfect Crime (German: Rohwedder: Einigkeit und Mord und Freiheit) is a 2020 German docuseries released on Netflix on September 25, 2020. It centers on German politician Detlev Karsten Rohwedder, head of the Treuhandanstalt, who was assassinated at his home in Düsseldorf on April 1, 1991.[1][2]


A Perfect Crime is a story described as Germany’s version of the assassination of JFK. In 1991, Detlev Karsten Rohwedder, the man given the unenviable task of privatizing state-run businesses in the former East Germany, was assassinated in his home in an affluent Dusseldorf neighborhood. The case was never solved, and this four-part series examines the story and tries to uncover the mystery.[2]


  • Alfred Hartung as Günther Classen
  • Tobias Kasimirowicz as Gerd Korinthenberg
  • Beate Malkus as Birgit Hogefeld

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No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Märtyrer (Martyr)"September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)
The murder of Detlev Rohwedder, shot as he stood by a window in his Düsseldorf home, shakes the nation. But insiders understood the danger he was in.
2"Kapitalist (Capitalist)"September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)
In a letter left at the scene of the crime the RAF claims responsibility for the assassination of Rohwedder; however, a lack of evidence and motivation shadow this in doubt.
3"Besatzer (Occupier)"September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)
Questions arise about the motivation behind the assassination of Rohwedder and whether or not it was the RAF or former Stasi officers.
4"Opfer (Victim)"September 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)
Political tensions heat up after German reunification and East Germany's transition from socialism to capitalism. The police botch an operation to capture an RAF member and suspect in the assassination of Rohwedder.


  1. ^ "A Perfect Crime: Season 1 – Netflix Review". Heaven of Horror. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Stream It Or Skip It: 'A Perfect Crime' on Netflix, a Documentary Deep-Dive Into an Unsolved German Political Assassination". Decider. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2022-08-13.

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