screenable online: 8 episodes
Night often has more stories to tell than day, more twisted and bizarre. "Night Shift" goes out to find them. What these cops bring back to the precinct are hard-hitting stories about characters that thrive in the dark. Marginalized, violent – the grittiest Hamburg has to offer. In "Night Shift" the focus isn't on the plot but on the atmosphere. What happens in the 12 hours of a night shift isn't just a case, but the world itself: love stories, action, social dramas, political or criminal corruption... There's room for all of this plus the classical crime plot. Heading the team are Erichsen, a burned-out cop; and clever police psychologist Lisa Brenner. What does a Hamburg night shift offer? A crocodile beneath the sofa, clash of cultures, cars in the air and lots of politically incorrect situations.