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Reeperbahn Special Unit 65

OT: Reeperbahn Spezialeinheit FD65

Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Carsten Gutschmidt, Ina Kessebohm // Germany, 2022
TV Series // FF2022
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In Hamburg’s red-light district, a special unit of the CID fights organized crime. This 5-part documentary series is set in St. Pauli, Hamburg’s red-light district, where in the 1980s brutal power struggles were carried out in the lucrative gambling, prostitution and drug businesses. From Wilfrid Schulz, the so-called “Godfather of St. Pauli” and his connections to the US Mafia, rival gangs of pimps to the Hells Angels, contract killers and South American drug barons: the “Kiez”, as the area is known, was a hotspot of criminal activity, a many-headed Hydra. Interviews, archive material and dramatized elements are conflated into a gripping true crime series, in which former detectives are interviewed, along with criminals they were investigating.


GEORG TSCHURTSCHENTALER (*1974 in South Tyrol) has been producing, writing and making documentaries since 2003. CARSTEN GUTSCHMIDT (*1975) has shot over 100 music videos since 1998 and since 2013 has been making docudramas, including Leningrad Symphony (2017). INA KESSEBOHM has been making features and documentaries since 2013 for among others Arte, MDR, Spiegel TV and ZDF.


Reeperbahn Spezialeinheit FD65

TV Series





90 min


Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Carsten Gutschmidt, Ina Kessebohm

Ina Kessebohm, Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Christian Beetz, Florian Fettweis

Christian Beetz

Matthias Bolliger, Jens Boeck

Tobias Rüping, Karsten Höfer

André Nier, Sarah-Christin Peter

Nils Kacirek

Sabine Dotzauer, Iris Trescher

Stefanie Jauß

Federführung: Marc Brasse, Barbara Biemann / NDR, Mark Willock / SWR, Christiane Hinz / WDR, Rolf Bergmann / rbb

Studio Hamburg Enterprises

gebrueder beetz filmproduktion

Studio Hamburg Enterprises, NDR, SWR, WDR, RBB für die ARD

NDR, SWR, WDR, rbb für die ARD

gebrueder beetz filmproduktion, Florian Fettweis: f.fettweis@gebrueder-beetz.de | Studio Hamburg Enterprises, Kerstin Grünwald: k.gruenwald@studio-hamburg.de


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