PLOT

Arthur’s Law


The unemployed Arthur Ahnepol, played by one of Germany’s most popular actors Jan Josef Liefers ekes out a bleak existence. Drawn from the strains of his unhappy marriage and bored to death, he makes a morbid plan: He wants his obnoxious wife to die. With the money from the life insurance there’s no obstacle for a restart with his beloved.

But an unwritten law dominates the life of the unlucky fellow: Every problem solved by Arthur has a far worse effect. And so, he sets off an avalanche of disastrous events.

Episodes

Arthur Ahnepol in der Schreinerei

Episode 1

Arthur Ahnepol’s marriage to his domineering wife Martha is a dreary, dull daily routine. When he falls in love with the young prostitute Jesse on his 50th birthday, his life suddenly changes. And not always for the better – as that evening Arthur and his wife are attacked by Jesse's sinister pimp, who is determined to collect his fee, by force if necessary.

Martha Ahnepol im See mit einem Auto im Wasser

Episode 2

After the death of her pimp, Arthur wants to elope with Jesse. But there’s no way his wife Martha is going to let this happen. Meanwhile, Martha's twin sister Muriel tries to cover up the crime they committed together the previous night. However, her ambitious fellow police officer Jerome and the surprise appearance of a witness thwart her plan. And suddenly, there’s a second body.

Justin sitzt auf einer braunen Couch mit Blutspritzer im Gesicht

Episode 3

Arthur forges a perfidious plan to get rid of his wife Martha once and for all. It's the only way he will ever be free to start over with Jesse. But first he has to break into the morgue to stop an autopsy being carried out on the pimp he killed. Easier said than done, because after a tip-off from Claudia Lehmann, the gangsters from Klein Biddenbach are now also after Arthur.

Jessi telefoniert mit einem Handy

Episode 4

Muriel is desperate. Her colleague Jerome is about to solve the deaths, which will lead to them going down for the crime. Martha therefore suggests they temporarily switch roles to stop this from happening. However, Martha also has her own reasons for doing so. Meanwhile, Arthur searches for a lost gun – at his best friend's house, of all places.

Drei Männer im Anzug auf dem Weg zu einer Beerdigung.

Episode 5

In her new role as a policewoman, Martha takes Jerome off the case. But he continues to investigate on his own initiative. Claudia Lehmann, out for revenge, also expands her investigation against Arthur. However, an unexpected emergency brings the two closer together than Claudia would ever have wished for. At Mario and Steven's funeral, things finally start happening thick and fast.

Martha Ahnepol versucht einen Körper in einen Schubkarren zu legen.

Episode 6

Arthur finally knows who his heart really belongs to. The time has come for him to leave Klein Biddenbach with the love of his life. When Martha learns that she’s not the one, she completely loses it. Meanwhile, Holger manages to prove that Arthur is behind the murders of his men. He calls in his boss – who is no stranger to Arthur...

Cast

Arthur Ahnepol lacht in die Kamera

Arthur Ahnepol

Arthur is bored by his miserable marriage. He has fallen out of love with his demanding wife Martha. He has no job, no money and thanks to his greedy wide, he is missing his right hand. She made him saw it off for a fraudulent insurance scheme. But their plan backfired. No wonder that the amiable Arthur is yearning for true love.

Martha Ahnepol sitzt rauchend in ihrem Sessel

Martha Ahnepol

Martha thinks her husband is a wuss. But still she needs him, because Martha wants money – without having to work for it. And so, Arthur is the one to suffer by literally putting his hand on the line to comply with his wife’s wishes. Martha is a dragon in the disguise of an innocently smiling housewife.

Muriel steht in der Polizeistation

Muriel

Muriel was born nine minutes after Martha, which is why Martha is in command. The endearing Muriel still loves her sister more than anything and believes the two share an invisible “twin bond”. In sharp contrast to Martha, the over-worked police chief of Klein Biddenbach is a polite, helpful and law-abiding citizen.

Claudia Lehmann im Jobcenter

Claudia Lehmann

The highly pregnant case worker at the job center likes to humiliate the unemployed. Most of them are free-loaders in her eyes. She is not bothered by the fact that her brother Holger, as well as her husband Steve, both make a living selling drugs – at least they are both working.

Jesse sing in der Bar

Jesse

Jesse always dreamed about being a singer. But nobody believed in her. When she met the quiet Mario, he arranged a job for her at the Kronleuchter – as a prostitute. Mario became her foster father, until one day Jesse runs into Arthur. She doesn’t see a loser in him, but rather an angel, who makes her believe in herself again.

Jerome telefoniert

Jerome

Jerome is dreaming of a successful career with the police, but despite his good grades he got sent away into the small city of Klein Biddenbach where nothing ever happens. Some people have mentioned something about racism, but Jerome believes in the good in people. That is why he is only a little disappointed when Muriel is named chief of police over him.

Mario der Zuhälter zählt Geld

Mario

Former bouncer Mario is not a man of many words. He is one of Holger’s best men and tends to solve his problems with a crowbar. At the same time, he is Jesse’s foster dad and pimp. When he finds that Arthur has disappeared after his rendezvous with his prostitute Jesse without paying, he is angry and determined to get his money back – unaware that his actions are setting in motion several tragic events.

Ronny steht mit einem Bademantel und blickt in die Kamera

Ronny

Ronny has always been an honest and decent human being who wanted his own house, a family and kids. After finishing his education as a chemical technician, he struggles to find a job in Klein Biddenbach. Being highly pragmatic, he soon changed his profession and started working at the sawmill instead. This is where he meets Arthur and the two develop a strong friendship.

Holger hat ein Pflaster am Hals

Holger

Even as a teenager, Holger used to increase his pocket money by selling home-grown Marijuana. Since then, he has become the gangster leader of Klein Biddenbach. When two of his people are being killed, he is determined to avenge their deaths. But he might have bit off more than he can chew.

Steven telefoniert mit einem Handy in der Bar

Steven

Steven didn’t finish high school because of the significant weed consumption in his teenage years. He had no other choice than to become a waiter at the Kronleuchter. When his childhood love Claudia introduces him to her criminal brother Holger, he quickly makes a name for himself as a dealer. He used his money from the drug business to buy the bar, turning the Kronleuchter into the unofficial headquarters for the gangsters of Klein Biddenbach.

Justin sitzt auf einer braunen Couch mit Blutzspritzer im Gesicht

Justin

Justin is dedicated to the drug syndicate. He is the youngest member of the team and eager to prove himself. Unfortunately, he is not the smartest among the gangsters. He has a special bond with Steven Lehmann.

Arthur Ahnepol

Arthur Ahnepol

Martha Ahnepol

Martha Ahnepol

Muriel

Muriel

Claudia Lehmann

Claudia Lehmann

Jesse

Jesse

Jerome

Jerome

Mario Wystraszewski

Mario Wystraszewski

Ronny Menze

Ronny Menze

Holger

Holger

Steven Lehmann

Steven Lehmann

Justin

Justin

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