Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Three Colors: Red (1994)

French title: Trois couleurs: Rouge
dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski

Auguste’s (Jean-Pierre Lorit) apartment – Rue des Sources 22, Geneva, Switzerland.

Valentine's (Irène Jacob) apartment – Rue des Sources at Rue Jean-Michel Billon, Geneva, Switzerland. The old building has since been demolished. The apartment windows were facing the Rue Micheli-du-Crest..

The Café "Chez Joseph" – Rue des Sources 20, Geneva, Switzerland. It was in the same building as Valentine’s apartment which has since been demolished .

Auguste drops his books while Valentine is driving by in her car – Place des Casemates, Geneva, Switzerland.

Valentine accidentally hits a dog – Still searching for this location.

Valentine with the dog in the park – Promenade du Pin, Geneva, Switzerland.

Valentine follows the runaway dog into a church – Roman Catholic Church of Saint-Antoine de Padoue, Rue Schaub 17, Geneva, Switzerland. The church is actually several miles to the north from the park, on the other bank of the Rhône.

Retired judge Joseph Kern’s (Jean-Louis Trintignant) house – Chemin Fillion 6, Carouge, Switzerland.

Valentine visits the neighbours' house – Chemin Charles-Poluzzi 18, Carouge, Switzerland.

Kern’s other neighbor who deals drugs – Still searching for this location.

Valentine drives by the lake – Quai de Cologny at Chemin Lord Byron, Cologny, Switzerland. She’s supposedly going to see Kern but Carouge is to the south of Geneva and Chemin Lord Byron is to the northeast.

Auguste meets with his girlfriend Karin (Frédérique Feder) after the exam – University of Geneva, Rue de Candolle, Geneva, Switzerland.

Karin’s apartment – Still searching for this location.

Auguste sees Karin and her new lover in a café – Place du Bourg-de-Four 20, Geneva, Switzerland.

Auguste abandons his dog – Quai Gustave-Ador, Geneva, Switzerland.

Kern sees Valentine's poster – Place des Casemates at Boulevard Emile-Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland.

Valentine's fashion show – Grand Théâtre de Genève, Boulevard du Théâtre 11, Geneva, Switzerland. The interior was filmed at the Lausanne Opera, Avenue du Théâtre 12, Lausanne.

See also...

Rendezvous in Paris

Before Sunrise

Thursday, August 18, 2016

End of the Game (1975)

German title: Der Richter und sein Henker
dir. Maximilian Schell

Though Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s novel The Judge and his Hangman is set in Bern and Twann, Schell apparently filmed it all over Switzerland, which makes it very difficult to identify the locations because they could be anywhere.

Gastmann (Robert Shaw) pushes a young woman from the bridge to win a bet with Bärlach (Martin Ritt) – Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey.

Clenin, a local policeman, finds Robert Schmied (Donald Sutherland) murdered – Still searching for this location

Clenin drives away with Schmied's body in the car – Charrière, Ligerz, Switzerland

Clenin arrives in Bern – Nydeggbrücke, Bern, Switzerland. The bridge crosses over the Aare River and connects the eastern and western parts of the city. The view is of the western bank of the Aare.

Bärlach goes to Schmied’s apartment to retrieve the file on Gastmann – Münzrain 1, Bern, Switzerland.

Bärlach at the scene of the crime – Still searching for this location

Bärlach points to the lake below – St. Petersinsel (St. Peter’s Island), Lake Biel/Bienne, Canton Bern, Switzerland

Schmied’s funeral– Still searching for this location

Gastmann’s estate – Still searching for this location

Lutz (Gabriele Ferzetti) talking with von Schwendi (Helmut Qualtinger) – Bundeshaus, Bundesplatz 3, Bern, Switzerland. It's the seat of the Swiss Federal Assembly and the Federal Council. The terrace where the characters are standing is on the south side of the building.

Bärlach talking with his housekeeper – Lindenhof, Zurich, Switzerland

Bärlach's apartment – Lindenhof 4, Zurich, Switzerland

Walter Tschanz (Jon Voight) finds Schmied's girlfriend Anna (Jacqueline Bisset) in a church – Collégiale de Neuchâtel, Rue de la Collégiale, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It’s a Protestant church dating back to the 12th century and is located next to the Château de Neuchâtel. Before the Reformation it was a Roman Catholic Church of Notre-Dame.

Tschanz and Anna walking along the Aare River toward the Kornhausbrücke, Bern, Switzerland.

A cab is waiting for Bärlach outside of his apartment – Pfalzgasse, Zurich, Switzerland.

Gastmann threatens Bärlach – Felsenau Viaduct, Bern, Switzerland. The bridge was still under construction at the time of the filming. Tschanz drives off the unfinished bridge at the end of the movie.

Gastmann drops off Bärlach at the railway station – Bern Hauptbahnhof, Bern, Switzerland.