Esther Krug

Played By Mina Tander

Mina Tander stars in BERLIN STATION as “Esther Krug,” a well-respected case officer within the BfV.

Born in Cologne, Mina Tander’s film debut was in the television production Absprung. This was followed by other roles in television films as well as in the cinema productions Hinter dem Regenbogen, Harte Jungs and Schule. Mina Tander celebrated her breakthrough with the social drama ‘Hat er Arbeit?’ The actress then took on leading roles in award-winning films such as Fremder Freund a9nd Oktoberfest. Further productions include Kometen, Wir sind das Volk – Liebe kennt keine Grenze (which won the German Television Award in 2009 in several categories) and the theatrical movie Selbstgespräche. In 2008, Jan Fehse’s In jeder Sekunde followed in which Mina Tander played the leading female part alongside Wotan Wilke Möhring and Sebastian Koch.


Now living in Berlin, the actress took on a leading role in 2009 in Jan Weiler’s cinema film adaptation Maria, ihm schmeckt’s nicht together with Christian Ulmen. That same year Mina Tander could be seen on the stage in William Shakespeare’s Was ihr wollt (Twelfth Night or What You Will) in Stuttgart. Nicole Weegmann’s tragic comedy Schenk mit dein Herz, Matti Geschonneck’s TV thriller “Der Verdacht” and Simon Verhoeven’s hit comedy “Männerherzen … und die ganz ganz grosse Liebe” followed in 2011.


Mina Tander starred as the leading role in Alexandra Schmidt’s mystery thriller Forgotten that was screened as part of the official program at the Venice International Film Festival in 2012. This was followed by Michael Herbig’s cinema production Buddy, Sönke Wortmann’s successful cinema comedy Frau Müller muss wet and Rudi Gaul’s impressive cinema thriller The Hotel Room (both 2015). In 2016 Mina Tander appeared in two big screen productions: in Vivian Naefe’s body-switching comedy Seitenwechsel and in the sequel to the film adaptation of the novel Maria ihm schmeckt’s nicht entitled Antonio, ihm schmeckt’s nicht. The multi-talented actress was also recently seen on German television in Vivian Naefe’s drama “Mama geht nicht mehr.”