• Runtime: 90'

Lars Becker is convinced that “crime fiction is a genre without borders”. While many crime thriller formats often boil down to the lowest denominator (investigator duos, garnished with private quirks, plus a murder case), Lars Becker has given German TV crime thrillers a powerful innovative boost with the ZDF series “Nachtschicht. What takes place in the twelve hours of a night shift is not just a case, but the world, focused in an excerpt. Love stories, action, social drama, grotesqueries, political or criminal corruption, milieu studies – there’s room for all of these, in addition to the classic crime plot, in this police film series, which is a hit with audiences and critics.