About The Locations
Filming for 360 took place during the spring of 2011 on location in London,
Paris and Vienna.
Meirelles objective, seeing the world as he does from a realistic perspective
rather than an idealized version, was that he wanted to show the cities the
characters are part of in their natural state, as places where real people live
and not just focusing on the tourist spots. He did not want to shoot wide beauty
shots of the infamous postcard images of famous cities which are familiar to so
many people. To make the stories appear as natural as possible onscreen he
wanted to shoot in real environments, seeking reality not glamour, particularly
when filming outside on the streets to make the journeys of the protagonists as
believable as possible.
Filming took place in recognizable locations but also backstreets and hidden
corners, a world that we do not normally see on film and it links all the cities
in an interesting way. As the director of photography, Adriano Goldman,
explains, "We looked for special framings to translate Vienna, it's not about
rich people in Vienna, or Paris, or London, it's about normal people, it should
be about real places. In Paris for instance, Fernando saw a street market that
was being wrapped for the day, there was trash all over the street and he said
'I want to shoot here, right now! Bring me the camera, bring me Jamel, let's
make Jamel walk on this dirty street'. And the result is really beautiful and
you've never seen Paris like that."
London locations included Shoreditch, as well as Dalston a lesser known part of
the city, Triton Square Mall which stood in for Berlin and for which artist
Julian Opie created a walking woman piece of wall art, parts of North and South
London, and London Underground, as well as Ascot Racecourse which stood in for
Filming took place in recognizable locations on the streets of Vienna making the
most of the stunning architecture, and also at the popular market area, the
Naschmarkt, as well as at the cities hotels including the Steigenberger, Savoyen
and Le Meridien, in addition to the international airport, bus terminals and
lesser known streets. The infamous 'ring' road that circles the city, and
influenced the title of the film, features as Sergei and Anna drive around the
Paris locations included the bustling streets which are full of life and
character, along with Charles de Gaulle airport, the Palais Brongniart which is
the former Paris Stock Exchange, of which the interior was transformed by the
art department in to a mosque, as well as private apartments and a dental
A Brazil beach features briefly as Laura walks along the shore.
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