Tourists and expats nominate Zurich along with Vienna as the uncontested number one city worldwide since years. And with good reason as Zurich does not only convince on economic grounds, but also functions as a creative and cultural platform. It is about time that filmmakers get to know the advantages of Zurich as a film location.
"Züri brännt" (Zurich is burning) was the very first Zurich Tatort, that premiered in October 2020. The second case, "Schoggiläbe" (chocolate life), will follow on Sunday, 28 February 2021 (20.05 on SRF 1). The Film Commission Zurich was instrumental in moving the Swiss TATORT from Lucerne to Zurich. But there is no time to rest.
On 21 January 2021, filming began for the Zurich TATORT episodes 3 and 4. This time the Zurich based production company Contrast Film is taking over production of the Swiss Tatort for the very first time. Our cdetectives Tessa Ott (Carol Schuler) and Isabelle Grandjean (Anna Pieri Zuercher) will of course come back. Rachel Braunschweig, freshly crowned with the Prix Swissperform for her portrayal of prosecutor Anita Wegenast, also returns with her celebrated role!
Filming will take place at various locations in and around Zurich: among others, in Niederdorf, in and around the Prime Tower, at Wollishofen harbour, in the Hardau housing estate, at Mythenquai and in and near Zurich University. The broadcast of episode 3 is planned for the end of 2021, episode 4 in the first half of 2022.
Case 3 takes the investigating duo into the vibrant Zurich art scene, where they get to the bottom of a bizarre murder and come up against an artistic community in which life, work and biography overlap and interpenetrate. In the fourth case, the two detectives Tessa Ott and Isabelle Grandjean investigate the violent death of a lawyer who was advising an up-and-coming pharmaceutical company on the verge of launching a new drug.
Production: Contrast Film and SRF
Director: Christine Repond
DOP: Simon Guy Fässler
Cast: Anna Pieri Zuercher, Carol Schuler, Rachel Braunschweig, Peter Jecklin, Aaron Arens, Igor Kovac and the lead roles for these episodes: Fabian Krüger, Sabine Timoteo, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Sarah Hostettler, Therese Affolter, Laura de Weck
Shooting: 21st of January - End of March 2021, in and around Zurich
While the third season of the popular SRF series WILDER is currently being broadcasted on Swiss television SRF, Rosa Wilder is already investigating for her next case! Filming of the 4th season began on January 11th 2021 where it all began in its first season - in the canton of Glarus and at Urnerboden. The team is successfully braving that pesky pandemic. We are excited and feverish!
In the fourth season, Rosa Wilder returns to her home in Oberwies. There she supports her sick father on the farm, police work should play a subordinate role for a change. Of course she wouldn't let alone... When the village policeman dies under mysterious circumstances, Rosa has to solve the crime - together with her colleague Manfred Kägi, although she doesn't actually want to. During the investigation, the duo is confronted with corruption and family tragedies.
Production: C-Films AG, Panimage and SRF
Director: Claudio Fäh
DOP: Tobias Dengler
Cast: Sarah Spale, Marcus Signer, Andreas Matti, Laszlo Kish, Jonathan Loosli and the lead roles for this season: Annina Euling, Sabine Timoteo, Dimitri Stapfer, Nicolas Rosat, Sebastian Rudolph
Shooting: 11th of January until end of April 2021 at Urnerboden and canton of Glarus
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