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“Davos 1917” celebrates world premiere at the Zurich Film Festival

The historical espionage series “Davos 1917” will celebrate its world premiere at the “Zurich Film Festival” on 6 October. The series takes viewers on a journey into the secrets of the First World War and international espionage – in the middle of Davos.

1917: The First World War devastates Europe. In contrast, Davos seems like an oasis of peace. But in reality, an agent war of the world powers is raging behind the scenes in neutral Switzerland. Inspired by true events, “Davos 1917” tells the fictional story of Johanna Gabathuler, a nurse from Graubünden who unexpectedly finds herself caught between the fronts of the spies operating in secret. To win back her illegitimate daughter, she gets involved in a deadly game with the German Secret Service – and suddenly becomes the tipping point in a risky plan that decides between war and peace.

World premiere on the green carpet
In cooperation with the “Zurich Film Festival”, SRF will show the series “Davos 1917” as a world premiere on the big screen. On Friday, 6 October 2023, the main cast will be on the green carpet on Sechseläutenplatz from 8.25 pm. The world premiere will then take place at 9 pm in the Corso cinema opposite.

Television broadcast in December
The world premiere will take place in December 2023 on SRF 1. Each time from 8.05 pm and in double episodes. The series will then be broadcast in other countries. In Germany, “Davos 1917” can be seen on Ersten as well as in the ARD Mediathek in the 2023 Christmas programme. The 27-year-old Lucerne native Dominique Devenport (known from Sisi), Jeanette Hain (Babylon Berlin) and David Kross (The Reader) can be seen in the leading roles. Filming took place in Davos, on the Schatzalp in Davos as well as in the Lower Engadine and in Germany. The destination Davos Klosters supported the filming with on-site inspections and tips on local conditions.

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