German murder mystery set in Angkor

Filming Tourists in Danger at Angkor, Phnom Penh Post 20120323

German crime series ‘Tourists in Danger’ is currently filming an episode in Angkor, with the Bayon and Ta Nei as backdrops.

Filming Tourists in Danger at Angkor, Phnom Penh Post 20120323
Filming Tourists in Danger at Angkor, Phnom Penh Post 20120323

German ‘Tourists in Danger’ at Angkor
Phnom Penh Post, 23 March 2012

The series, IK1 – Touristen in Gefahr (Tourists in Danger) presents the adventures of special agent Florian Blessing and profiler Nadja Hansen, played by Tobias Oertel and Eva-Maria Grein. One of their first cases brought them – accompanied by a filming crew of 60 people – to Cambodia.

In the fictitious plot a young archaeologist, working on excavations in Angkor, is found dead, and his German girlfriend is accused of murdering him.

Director and author Jan-Martin Scharf chose Bayon and Ta Nei as the main temple locations, with additional filming in Ta Prohm, at the South and Victory Gate of Angkor Thom , and of course in front of Angkor Wat during sunrise.

“It’s an honor that we got permission to work in these famous and sacred places,” the director said.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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