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? 

Simultaneously, Pinky Brühl (MiÅ¡el MatiÄević), 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 — at least in the one case. 

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 MatiÄević 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.

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    Lars Becker

    Lars Becker

    Andreas Zickgraf

    Christian Goldbeck

    Fana Becker

    Stefan Wulff, Hinrich Dageför

    Sandra Köppe

    Sanjeev Hathiramani

    Oliver Wißmann

    Annette Oswald

    Andi Wecker

    Bettina Wente, Wolfgang Cimera


    Network Movie, Köln

    Daniel Blum

    Die Darsteller

    Armin Rohde
    Barbara Auer
    Minh-Khai Phan-Thi
    Peter Kremer
    Mišel Matičević
    Joachim Król
    Katja Flint
    Nora von Waldstätten
    Lars Rudolph
    Hartmut Becker
    Rolf Zacher