After some not inconsiderable scouting around Malaga for locations that would be similar to Santiago de Chile we “came up with the goods” and a shoot-date was set.
What was originally a three day shoot was condensed into one very intensive day. The story was about Honecker, the last director of the old East Germany and his absconding to Chile when the wall came down.
The interiors for the film had all been shot in Germany but some exteriors with South American flavor were required to give the overall feeling that it had been shot in Latin America.
Locations for the exterior of his private villa and the streets of Santiago were approved and a reduced crew flew in for three days on the 5th of October.
This meant we had to shoot in-between a couple of tech reccies for other projects and the pre-production for a TV film for UFA Fiction in Cadiz.
The morning was taken up by car to car and interior scenes in a “Chilean” taxi which had to be shipped from Germany.
Then we shot outside the walls of a villa in Alhaurin and finally in a quiet street in the old quarter of Malaga and wrapped at 11pm.