Movies are like magic, they are able to put the most fantastic scenes together and can claim the location to be anywhere. It works in the story, but reality is often different.
Here are a few filming locations, some was real location in the film, some was used as fake locations.
In the film The Bourne Identity (2002) Matt Damon is driving the Mini car of Franke Potente in Paris FR and they park in Boulevard de Dain in front of Gare du Nord train station.
Apr 2008, Bourne Identity, Car parking at Gare du Nord
Latitude, longitude: 48.87952, 2.35461 DD
After the police arrives they are racing through Paris in the car chased by motorcycle police. They do a 180 degree turn, going down an off-ramp to drive counter direction at the Seine. The location is at Quai Louis Blériot on the north side of the Seine river close to the Statue of Liberty.
Apr 2008, Bourne Identity, Seine car chase
Latitude, longitude: 48.84988, 2.27713 DD
Many of the scenes with European cities in The Bourne Supremacy (2004) are filmed in Berlin DE, even when the scene is claimed to be in Napoli IT, Moscow RU or Münich DE.
The customs office hall in "Napoli" is actually the entrance hall of the Messe Berlin where the annual IFA consumer electronics exhibition is held. The parking basement below is used to represent the "Moscow" airport.
Sep 2011, "Napoli" customs office is entrance hall of Messe Berlin (photo IFA 2011 exhibition)
Sep 2010, Messe Berlin from the outside (photo IFA 2010 exhibition)
Latitude, longitude: 52.50635, 13.27527 DD
Late in the film Kirill is chasing Jason Bourne on foot through the streets of "Moscow". They enter an underground shopping arcade to later come out at a supermarket. The entrance to underground shopping arcade is the metro entrance on Alexander Platz facing the Berlin Congress Centre, which is clearly visible in the background when Kirill goes underground.
Dec 2010, Bourne Supremacy, Foot chase at underground arcade entrance in "Moscow"
Latitude, longitude: 52.52085, 13.41467 DD
La Vie d'une Autre
In the film La Vie d'une Autre (2012) the office of Juliette Binoche appears to be in La Defense in Paris FR, but it was filmed in a large empty open space office on Rue Albert Borschette 2 in Kirchberg area in Luxembourg Ville LU in April 2011. Walls were put up to create a corner office for Juilette Binoche.
Outside the office windows a green screen covered the view. In post-production the green screen was then replaced with a panorama view of La Defense.
Apr 2011, La Vie d'une Autre, Office in "La Defense"
Latitude, longitude: 49.62732, 6.16133 DD
For more filming locations in movies visit the site Movie Locations.
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