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Woody Allen eyes Munich for film

The Local · 12 Aug 2011, 12:32

Published: 12 Aug 2011 12:32 GMT+02:00

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With his new comedy “Midnight in Paris” opening in German cinemas August 18, Allen told weekly news magazine Focus about how he was eyeing the Bavarian city as potential film location.

“I’m thinking very seriously about a project there,” Allen told the magazine.

After a recent bevy of European films, the 75-year-old New Yorker said he was impressed by Bavaria’s capital: “Munich is a wonderful city, very cultivated and sophisticated. The food is good, the beer is good — I’d love to spend a few months there for a film shoot.”

Although Allen is famous for his Big Apple oeuvre, he is currently filming in Rome after using London, Barcelona and Paris as backdrops for his movies.

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14:51 August 12, 2011 by aceroni
After a few months of living here he might change opinion about the bavarian diet ...
22:20 August 12, 2011 by Lisa Rusbridge
It's so funny. It's as though Mr. Allen chooses a film location depending upon whether or not he'd like to have a little holiday at that place: Rome yes. Detroit no.

Regarding the food I'd imagine that a celebrity film director and actor would always enjoy the best examples of food and beverage of anyplace he visited unlike the majority of average people who might visit the same place.
01:21 August 15, 2011 by yourholiness
As Woody explained in an interview recently he chooses film locations in europe because the production costs are less expensive. So much for his NY period.
01:28 August 15, 2011 by derExDeutsche
"After a few months of living here he might change opinion about the bavarian diet ... "

I would gladly eat Leberknödel Suppe, Schweinsbraten und halbe Enten mit Knödel every Brotzeit filled day for the rest of my obesity shortened life. I'm glad Woody agrees. I hope he considers renting my apartment.
02:06 August 15, 2011 by username112973
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12:05 August 15, 2011 by yourholiness
What an awful speech, I wonder who wrote it for Lincoln. Whoever wrote it he was overpaid.
12:27 August 15, 2011 by Havel
yes, Woody in Lederhosen.
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