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SBS on Demand: Labyrinth Of Peace

In Swizerland in post WWII, the façade of peace is bought with the blood of the victims of war.

German period drama Labyrinth Of Peace screens this week at SBS on Demand.

This debuted internationally in November 2020.

All six episodes available to stream. In German with English subtitles.

1945. War is over. Switzerland, the neutral small country at the heart of Europe, was all but spared. Klara (Annina Walt), her fiancé Johann (Max Hubacher) and his brother Egon (Dimitri Stapfer) are looking bright-eyed into the future.

While Klara tries to mend the wounds of the war by caring for young, displaced Holocaust survivors, Johann, who works for her industrialist father, hopes to save and modernise his father-in-law’s well-established, yet troubled textile company. Just home from military service, Egon takes his first steps in the Attorney General’s office. His mission – to hunt down escaped Nazis.

All three of them soon realise that the façade of peace is bought with the blood of the victims of war. Johann’s professional ambitions bring him closer to those who committed unspeakable war crimes. Klara risks her marriage while growing ever closer to Herschel, one of the survivors, who are all met with distrust by the locals. And Egon finds himself caught in a system that willingly turns a blind eye towards Nazi criminals for the sake of profit.

Thursday, 14 October on SBS On Demand

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