TV-series, 4 x 100 or 8 x 56 minutes
A series of brutal murders takes place across Europe. In Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen three prostitutes are killed by a shot through the left eye, and a finger is sawed off the hand of each one of them – the typical signature feature of a serial killer, it seems.
A Joint Investigation Team is founded, which is composed of specialists of all criminological departments from all states affected and is able to operate across national borders. These specialists deploy cutting-edge investigation methods as well as state-of-the-art technology.
As they close in on the suspected killer they realize that the truth behind the killings is much more complex and things are much bigger than they appeared to be. Although the members of the TEAM have seen a lot during their careers, even they become shocked to the core as they find themselves staring into a gaping abyss - but there they also find the truth which helps them bring down those responsible.
The TEAM is a European police series in the manner of a swift road-movie and gives insight into a vast range of organized crime as well as totally new ways of police procedures and co-operation. The investigations take place across Europe, from Berlin to Antwerp, Copenhagen to Vilnius, and The Hague to Salzburg.
Writers: Mai Brostrøm, Peter Thorsboe
Director: Kathrine Windfeld
Producer: Peter Nadermann
Wolfgang Cimera, Sigrid Strohmann, Andreas Wecker – Network Movie, Germany.
Jan de Clerq, Annemie Degryse - Lunanime, Lumière, Belgium.
Thomas Heinesen, Lena Haugaard – Nordisk Film, Denmark.
John Lueftner, David Schalko – Superfilm, Austria.
A European co-production (DE/DK/BE/AT) with contributions of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, RTR and Land Salzburg.