The Responder

The Responder

International Panorama

national premiere
Drama - Crime - Crime - society | United Kingdom | 2021

Series: 6 x 60min

The Responder follows Chris, a crisis-stricken, morally compromised, unconventional urgent response officer tackling a series of night shifts on the beat. Whilst trying to keep his head above water both personally and professionally, Chris is forced to take on a new rookie partner Rachel. Both soon discover that survival in this high pressure, relentless, night-time world will depend on them either helping or destroying each other.

Not recommanded for children under 12.

Our take

Based on the souvenirs of Tony Schumacher, former police patrolman who writes his first script, The responder is a journey deep in nocturnal Liverpool, a town haunted by memorable characters met by this weary cop almost sleepwalking, personified by Martin Freeman (Fargo, Sherlock) in a feverish performance.

  • Created By Tony SCHUMACHER
  • Written By Tony SCHUMACHER
  • Directed By Tim MIELANTS, Philip BARRANTINI, Fien TROCH
  • With Martin FREEMAN, Adelayo ADEDAYO, Myanna BURING, Ian HART, Kerrie HAYES, Warren BROWN, David BRADLEY, Rita TUSHINGHAM, Josh FINAN, Emily FAIRN
  • Broadcaster BBC
  • French Broadcaster CANAL+
  • International sales FREMANTLE

21 March

UGC Ciné-Cité
17:00 - 19:33
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23 March

UGC Ciné-Cité
11:45 - 13:48