The ”Prix Swissperform” acting awards for TV productions were presented as part of the Solothurn Film Festival. This year, the Swiss TV film prize went to Lucerne-born Dominique Devenport, who was the leading actress in the series “Davos 1917”. The mini-series was well received not only by the TV award jury, but also by viewers in Switzerland and Germany: Over half a million watched the drama on SRF - 3.65 million watched the first part on ARD.
25 days of filming in Davos
Davos also plays a leading role in the series: the film team mainly shot at Davos locations such as the Schatzalp. The hotel was staged as a sanatorium. The 80-strong film crew also shot exterior shots during an extra steam train journey on the RhB line from Davos to Filisur and on the Wiesner Viaduct. 1500 background actors were involved in the filming. A 15-minute making-of shows a look behind the scenes of the film set.
Most expensive Swiss TV production
The production takes viewers on a journey into the secrets of the First World War and international espionage. With a budget of around 18 million francs, the six-part mini-series is the most expensive series ever produced in Switzerland, with SRG and SRF contributing seven million francs. ”Davos 1917” flickered across the screens on SRF on three evenings in the run-up to Christmas.