• RTHK.HK
8 episodes
Synopsis Late at night while most office workers and employees are lying comfortably in bed, sleeping and recuperating, so as to prepare for the coming day; a group of midnight workers are setting off their journeys in the dim light of night, and rendering services to the community. Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city that runs around the clock, and under the glittering light of this sleepless city, there are nightwalkers and those who work all night long for living, such as employees at container terminals and airports, taxi drivers, disciplined services staff, convenient store staff, waiters of 24-hour restaurants, and warehouse-keepers, security guards, cleaning workers and road maintenance workers working night shifts. We can see some of these jobs around us; yet, some of them are distant from us and unseen by many. However, when the sky is lighted up by the sunlight, these workers also walk off. Some of what they have achieved through their endeavours over the night dissipates with the shades of night, but some remain for us to enjoy in this bustling city during the day. After all, this nocturnal lifestyle runs counter to the ordinary work-and-rest lifestyle, and the hardship from it is thus conceivable. For example, when everyone is gluing themselves in their warm beds in cold rainy nights, you have to work in cold weather with full attention, and this must be an upsetting experience; or your family and spouse work at day with routine completely different from yours, which leads to absence of mutual care, communication and solicitude, and this has to bring torment and loneliness. For the group of workers specialises in midnight works, do they work under duress, or do they find amusement in such works? Are they the ones who are forgotten by the sun, or are they dream chasers who pursue their dreams along with the night? Are works toilsome every night or do pleasant surprises pop up once in a while? The nine episodes of “Midnight workers” will walk into the shades of night with you and explore the sorrows and joys of midnight workers.

Episodes

The Coldest Night
2016 Aug 2221m 47s
Ayub walks into a freezing cold store after putting on his cotton-padded coat and hair restraint. Every day from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next day, Ayub works in this gigantic refrigerator with temperature below 4℃ where he packs crushed ice cubes into...
Songs Lover
2016 Aug 1521m 47s
It is the job of Lan and Wing to help their customers destress by listening to their music and songs, thereby allowing them to enjoy a convivial evening.
Night Flight
2016 Aug 0821m 47s
The Hong Kong International Airport may be the busiest place in Hong Kong at night.
Midnight Fighters
2016 Aug 0121m 47s
In Cantonese, “eating porridge at night” means learning martial arts.
Masters of night
2016 Jul 2521m 47s
Three young persons with different ideas met in a café at night with different reasons. They choose to work at night and colour the dark night with another lifestyle.
Mall Decorators
2016 Jul 1821m 47s
When night falls and shops inside the mall close while visitors leave one by one, a group of people are preparing to rush into the mall to start their race against time, in the hope of putting a new look on the mall before it re-opens at dawn.
On Call
2016 Jul 1121m 47s
Public hospitals that operate around the clock are brightly lit at night.
After the lights on
2016 Jul 0421m 47s
People need light in the dark. Street lights lit night as usual, the road dyed yellow. This usual scene at night, is maintenaced by a group of maintenance workers, who work each night no matter how bad is the weather.