Someone Must Be the Corpse
(Einer muß die Leiche sein)
GDR, 1977, 83 min, color
In German; no subtitles
Einer muß die Leiche sein © DEFA-Stiftung, Klaus Groch, Michael Jüttersonke and Herbert Kroiss
Beach, boots, Black Sea coast: an East German travel group is enjoying their vacation in Bulgaria until a problem with the ship's motor strands them all on a lonely island. Police expert Dr. Enderlein tries to keep everyone entertained by presenting them with a fake crime to solve. But the game turns fatally serious when the young woman playing the "corpse" is actually found dead on the beach.
This exciting crime story is based on a novel by Gerd Prokop.