Budva – Beside the fact that from year to year it is more and more popular in the world tourist market, Montenegro is a paradise destination also for shooting of movies. That it is becoming more and more interesting to world directors as a locality in which the scenes of their achievements would acquire a lot on authenticity, testifies the information that the low budgeted movie “The Brothers Bloom” or Bloom Brothers” will be shot on our coast – “Vijesti” found out exclusively.
Movie “Bloom Borthers” gathers at the moment most famous names of world film, so the leading roles were given to Oscar winners, American popular 33 years old actor Adriene Brody, and British actress Rachel Vice. Beside them in the movie will appear at the moment most famous Japanese actress Rinko Kikuci, who was an Oscar nominee for the movie “Babel” in which her partner was a mega popular Brad Pit. Marku Ruffalo is also in the team, as well as Belgrade actors Ljiljana Blagojevic, Stefan Kapicic, and Josif Tatic.
American producers last week stayed in Montenegro, and have chosen Petrovac, Bar, and Ulcinj for localities on which during April they will shoot parts of this movie, not wanting the publicity because it is a project for which the budget is 50 millions of euros. The beauties of Montenegro charmed their “location manager” or the man choosing a location, on which the movie will be shot, as we found out. This month they will start to shoot a movie, and in Montenegro the crew will arrive on the 1st of April and during the 17 working days they are planning to shoot in Petroovac, on localities of town Riva, dock, and cafes next to the sea, and then in Bar, and Ulcinj.
Except in Montenegro they will also shoot on localities in Romania, Scandinavia, Belgrade, Prague, and in Asia. It is a love drama in which Rachel Vice plays a millionaire who is a target of thieves. A young American, Ryan Johnson, will direct a famous house “End game entertainment” will produce it and it. As we found out, the producers asked that for the needs of the shooting they would want at their disposal about a hundred of supernumeraries, so they have left the selection to be done by the Association of the film artists of Montenegro.
The arrival of the famous American actor Adriene Brody will be a big commercial for Montenegro, because it s at the moment, the most perspective Hollywood artist whose fees per movie are seen in millions of dollars. This New York guy became planetary popular when four years ago as a 29 year old man won the Oscar for the male leading role in the movie “Pianist” and became the youngest winner of the American film academy in this category. “Pianist”, made by the controversial Roman Polanski got all the praises of the audience and movie critics, and Brody’s carrier only ascended.
In Montenegro few decades ago world moviemakers often shot the scenes for their movies, but we were forgotten because of the war events on the Balkans. Renewed discovering of Montenegro as a movie destination has began with the arrival of the crew which shot “Matilda” three years ago, when on Sveti Stefan stayed the popular English actor Jeremy Irons. The scenes from that shooting went around the globe and, very quickly, our state, again, became recognizable as a locality which gives unlimited possibilities for shooting of movies of all genres. Last year Budva and Sveti Stefan were chosen as localities for shooting of a movie of the famous Russian director Andrej Koncalovski. Below the bulwarks of the Old town in Budva in an exclusive villa “Montenegro” on Sveti Stefan, the famous director shot the main scenes of his new feature – length movie under the working title “Glamour”. Koncalovski has built his carrier in Hollywood by shooting great hits: “Mad train” with John Voit, “Maria’s lovers” with Nastasia Kinski, “Duet for one” in which the leading role played Julie Endrus, as well as with the blockbuster “Tango and Cash” with Silvestre Stallone and Curt Rassel.
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Maybe the best commercial for Montenegro, even though not one single scene was shot here, brought the latest sequence from the serial about James Bond “Casino Royale”.
The action of this high budgeted movie takes place in Montenegro, so the spectators, and there were millions of them all over the world, found out where that small country in which the agent 007 came is.
The movie, which until now has earned more than half a billions of dollars surmounted the income of all previous sequences about the British secret agent, presented Montenegro in the best light, even exaggerated in many details, describing it as a country with fast railroads, with most modern casino centers, and other trademarks of the modern world. A better commercial in front of the upcoming summer tourist season no one could imagine.