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Nightshift - Long live Death

OT: Nachtschicht - Es lebe der Tod

Lars Becker // Germany, 2017
TV Series // FF2018
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The new episode of Nachschicht is a film noir of the finest kind and at the same time an ironic refraction. Johnny de Groot is head of a furniture store and a regular customer at a brothel in St. Pauli. One night, he collapses under prostitute Zora. Just as pimps Angelo (Frederick Lau) and Claude (Murathan Muslu) are about to get rid of the body discreetly, so as not to ruin the establishment’s reputation, they are disturbed by an unexpected visit from Inspector Erichsen (Armin Rohde) and his assistant Elias (Tedros Teclebrhan). The pimps manage to park the body unobtrusively at the bar – but when Johnny’s wife (Natalie Wörner) reports her husband missing the following night, it dawns on Erichsenn that that must have been the “drunk” at the bar.


Since the 1980s, LARS BECKER (*1954) has been making cinema and TV films. With his self-written series of films under the title Nightshift, he has been a regular guest at FILMFEST HAMBURG since 2003.


Nachtschicht - Es lebe der Tod

TV Series





90 min


Lars Becker

Lars Becker

Barbara Auer, Armin Rohde, Tedros Teclebrhan, Minh-Khai Phan-Thi, Özgür Karadeniz, Natalia Wörner, Frederick Lau

Wolfgang Cimera, Bettina Wente

Andreas Zickgraf

Sanjeev Hathiramani

Hinrich Dageför, Stefan Wulff

Sabine Pawlik

Daniel Blum

Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co KG für ZDF

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