Cinema (2018 | Issue 4)

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Film Starring Germany

Germany has impressive film locations that are perfectly suited to just about every genre. No wonder Bollywood and Hollywood producers are increasingly opting to shoot there. Berlin especially provides the perfect backdrop for historical dramas and thrillers. Apart from diverse locations, Germany offers film infrastructure that is second to none. Major international films have been shot at Babelsberg Studio and Bavaria Film. What’s Up, Germany? brings you a photo essay of famous films shot in Germany.

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin
Cathedral

Image: Colourbox

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

Brandenburg
Gate, Berlin

Image: Colourbox

Park Inn Hotel, Alexanderplatz

Park Inn Hotel,
Alexanderplatz

Image: Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

East Side Gallery, Berlin

East Side
Gallery, Berlin

Image: Another Believer
(CC BY-SA 4.0), via Wikimedia Commons

Don2 (2011)

This Shah Rukh Khan-starrer was shot extensively in Berlin. Both the actor and the director, Farhan Akhtar, were taken up by the city’s architecture. Over 50 days, they shot in various tourist attractions like the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Cathedral, the Olympic Stadium and the East Side Gallery—a graffiti-decorated section of the Berlin Wall. Shah Rukh even jumped off the 300-foot-high Park Inn Hotel in Alexanderplatz for a scene!