“Hamburg Hustling”: Beta Film and NEUESUPER stroll St. Pauli
Cannes, 17 October 2017. Hamburg and its notorious red-light district St. Pauli is the backdrop of the new high-end series Hamburg Hustling, the joint project of the up-and-coming production house NEUESUPER and Beta Film. The story is set in the 1970s, when sexual revolution, drugs and disco music transformed the world-famous harbor city into a giant party capital, turning pimps and hustlers into popstars overnight. The writer’s room is excellently staffed with Rafael Parente, Niklas Hoffmann (“Hindafing”, “Blockbustaz”) and Peter Kocyla (“Eight Days”). Negotiations with a German network are at an advanced state. NEUESUPER with Simon Amberger, Korbinian Dufter and Rafael Parente currently produces the new Sky Germany original series “Eight Days”.
Writer/producer Rafael Parente: “This time in Hamburg feels like watching an old Scorsese Film. But all this happens here, in Germany. Often enough reality is much more spectacular than any fiction could be. With Beta Film we found a partner with a great international expertise. “
Beta Film Managing director Moritz von Kruedener: “St Pauli is a brash, colourful and also frightening setting for a crime show following a female cop standing up for herself in a man’s world. We strongly believe in NEUESUPER with their young, vivid approach to transfer all these ingredients into an extraordinary series.”
Set in the late 1970s, a group of hustlers use the city’s gate to the rest of the world to their advantage. Boosted by prostitution and petty crime, they become celebrities, worshiping their cars, their golden necklaces, moustaches, perms and tinted glasses. The series revolves around the first female cop from the legendary police station Davidwache right in the middle of the red light district – an incorruptible woman living in a hypnotizing world of money, muscles, violence and sex, where the lines are never clearly drawn.