Where is Munich: The Edge of War Filmed? All Locations for the Film Shooting

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Munich: The Edge of War

Netflix has set up a crime flick show Munich: The Edge of War, a drama movie directed by Christian Schwochow. It’s tough to create a film based on the novel Munich, written by Robert Harris, published in 2017. But somehow, Christian succeeded it, starring Jeremy Irons, George MacKay, Jannis Niewöhner, Jessica Findlay, and August Diehl in the film. Munich: The Edge Of War was released worldwide by Netflix on January 21, 2022. The London Film Festival hosted the international premiere on October 13, 2021. The filming locations for Munich: The Edge of War had a huge impact on the film.

The movie follows the events leading up to the Munich Agreement of 1938. It depicts the intense real-life events that took place in fall 1938 when the world was on the verge of warfare when Germany’s Third Reich was unlawfully enlarging its territory under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. In certain parallel situations, friends-turned-enemies agents carry out an undercover mission to disclose Adolf Hitler’s true intentions to the public. All of this can already be considered enough reasons to watch this film.

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Munich: The Edge of War Filming Locations

The filming locations for Munich: The Edge of War were primarily all set across England and Germany. Diverse locales in England, like Liverpool and Manchester, were explored, as well as German locations, including titular Munich and Berlin. Liverpool is a major transportation hub and is famed for its culture and architecture. It is also the origin of the popular band The Beatles, and also is the city of the Liverpool and Everton football clubs. Now, we’ll emphasize certain areas visited within the nations where the filming took place.

Germany: For adding authenticity to the film’s environment, the team of Munich visited, The capital of Bavaria, Munich. In terms of using the Odeonsplatz and the Munich University of Music and Theater in the filming, they went there. The German capital, Berlin, offered Dresden’s eastern Friedrichshain district to the production team. Another location highlighted in their itinerary was the capital city of Saxony. Eventually, the capital city of Brandenburg, Potsdam, endowed its old architecture and riverbank site in the making of the film.

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Jeremy Irons preparing for conflict during the take

England: Filming sequences involving the British Prime Minister and his modest house in Chequers were shot in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. The team had also filmed a few parts of downing streets in this town. The scenes representing the Palace of Westminster were shot in Rochdale Town Hall. For the multi-office scenes in London, the team visited Liverpool, where they filmed clips around the Cunard Building. In several sequences, there were some shots of the Exchange Flags building and Martins Bank.

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Behind the scenes from Liverpool

Filmmaking Schedules

In October 2020, Munich: The Edge of War began with its filmmaking and ended in the same year, December 2020. The production team had to engage under rigorous pandemic precautions while producing the film under the working title ‘Munich 38,’ as the whole filming took place during the peak of COVID-19. Sandra Hüller, Liv Fries, and August Diehl joined Irons, MacKay, Niewöhner in November 2020. Shortly, Netflix took over the project.

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Crew members of Munich

Munich: The Edge of War Plot

It’s a true story of a young minister, Hugh Legat, who usually spoke fluent German and was one of the Chamberlain’s secretaries who works at 10 Downing Street. In the early 1930s, at Oxford, Hugh had been great friends with Paul von Hartmann, a German ambassador, and his girlfriend Lenya, before the Nazis came to power. The worlds of the old friends converge in Munich in 1938, when they reunite at the same time that Chamberlain has his notorious meeting with Hitler, and both become entangled in a web of political intrigue and peril.

When Neville Chamberlain returned, he thought that he had achieved victory by announcing about ‘Peace In Our Time’, he famously waved a piece of white paper, achieving an agreement that Germany had its power over sovereignty of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.

The sets from downing street at Elstree Studios

Author Robert Harris recalls the British mission to Munich, “It felt entrapped, knowing this terrible thing is happening, but struggling in the face of it”. Hence, the creators of Munich: The Edge of War has gained their viewer’s trust or sympathy and given their fans a challenge to accept some political reality’s stark facts of war.

You can now enjoy streaming it on Netflix.

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