he question is simple - Are you any films or tv dramas (in any language) that features locations in Geneva - particularly Lake Geneva and the Jet d'Eau.
After watching the film "Le consequenze dell'amore" - or "The Consequences of Love" (English Title) and the romantic location of Lake Lugano - near the Italian border - i was reminiscing about my time on cycle tour of Switzerland (although at this time it was the Lake Constance) and i have spent a night in Geneva - am currently reading a novel featuring Geneva - and i would love to see it it film. The English James Bond flims went to many locations but to my knowledge i do not think they went to Geneva - which is a bit of a suprise.
Thank You for any help,
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Well Lee, you are testing my movie trivia here, but I will try to rise to the challenge. Frankly, my travels were largely inspired by film locations, and I have viwited many many locations I have enjoyed on film. I recently saw the film The Tourist, with Depp and Jolie, and it was stricktly due to the movie being filmed in Venice, at my favorite hotel there, the Danieli.
OK, geneva, - the film Syriana with Clooney and Damon had quite a few scenes filmed in Geneva.
Another one is "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" with Day-Lewis and Binoche
Pretty sure several bond films used Geneva locations, certainly used Swiss locations, most famous of course would be the medical center/sanctuary at the top of the mountain near Interlaken in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Also locations in St Moritz, in the same film.
Goldfinger had scenes from Geneva as well, and so did the film Goldeneye, but in Goldeneye, I do not think it was in Geneva though.
Here is a short video on the Swiss locations for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.......
An older film with Catherine Deneuve called Indochine is set in Vietnam but ends, I'm pretty sure, in Geneva.
For scenes of Venice - "Don't Look Now" is a fantastic film - and fliming of quiet streets in Venice in a Haunting way - I think it stars Donald Sutherland - perhaps a 1970's flim.
With Johny Depp - i so loved the setting of the French village in "Cholotat" and reminisced about the time i was cycle touring in France and going into these wonderful shops for deliceous Cakes - and the warmth of the people.
Indochine looks interesting film ATLC - i like films from this era.
Indochine is indeed a good film. (I own it...)
I own Indochine too. I remember the breathtaking nature shots. The mother-daughter relation is what I have the strongest memory of.
I have ordered Indochine - it was cheap enough.
As for the flims and tv programmes people mentioned - since looking up "The Champions" - this is what i remember now.
As a kid (small child) i used to remember this on tv. My Dad (who was well travelled said that is the Jet d'Eau in the background). INteresting who they never flimed in Geneva but the Jet d'Eau was super imposed in the bakcground - but this was my first memory of Geneva.
Anybody who does not know "The Champions" a group of people from Geneva were involved in plane crash on Himalayas and came back to Geneva with Super Human Powers.
The 2 very big Blockbuster TV Series in USA - ""Heroes" and "Lost" must have copied ideas from this "The Champions" from the 1960's - especially the the super powers of individuals in "Heroes" - and with the similarity with a plane crash with "Lost"
As you can guess i ordered "The Champions" as well - so so long since i seen it - but it so much looks like (and i think British) a cult classic like "The Prisoner"
....and I own all of The Prisoner episodes as well........d:o)
Odinnthor - cool - i did not ask what country you are from - so i ask this - and have you ever been to Portmeirion in Wales where Prisoner was filmed - it is a very special place
Oh yes I have, several times. The village was on a few of my tours. I am from Iceland......d:o)
You go all the way from Iceland to Portmeirion - you really are a dedicated fan - so you go just from city of Reykinak - or you have to like travel 300 miles to reykanick too
Not exactly Lee. I was a tour director for many years and I have lived in several different countries, including a time in London.
....by the way, I venture to say that the "nik" and "nak' fronted by reyk, is the city of Reykjavik....?.......d:o)