The body of a woman was found in the sewers. She was abducted, raped and murdered. Parallels emerge with another woman’s body found earlier in the bog. The same perpetrator or a copycat? â€¨â€¨Simultaneously, Pinky Brühl (MiÅ¡el MatiÄeviÄ‡), a violent offender with multiple convictions, is on trial for triple murder. His therapist Iris Wilhelmina (Katja Flint) declares him to be paranoid-schizophrenic in an expert opinion. Pinky doesn’t want to take this lying down, but his lawyer Rockenbach (Joachim Król) wants to plead reduced culpability and thus spare him several years in prison. Pinky can only remember two murders and defends himself against the accusation that he killed his former psychotherapist and threw her into the bog. No one wants to believe him. Pinky snaps and flees the court. He kidnaps his lawyer and sets out with him to prove his innocence â€” at least in the one case. â€¨â€¨
The commissioners of the night shift, Erichsen (Armin Rohde), Lisa Brenner (Barbara Auer) and Mimi Hu (Minh-Khai Phan-Thi) face arduous investigative work.
Among others, Katja Flint, Joachim Król and MiÅ¡el MatiÄeviÄ‡ shine as guest actors this time. Other roles are played by Peter Kremer, Lars Rudolph, Nora von Waldstätten, Hartmut Becker and others. As in all previous episodes, the book is by Lars Becker, who also directs.
“Nachtschicht” is a ZDF commissioned production by Network Movie, Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, the producers are Bettina Wente and Wolfgang Cimera. The producer is Andi Wecker. The editorial office at ZDF is in the hands of Daniel Blum. Filming took place from October 22 to November 26, 2009.