Films of Lake Como

When Hollywood arrives on Lake Como and falls in love with the views

Between artists, painters, writers, people who passing on Lake Como has got inspiration are so many. But with Hollywood finally the changing: before it Alessandro Manzoni has told the beauties of the territory, Segantini has immortalized it in his paintings… Then directors, loving the views of the lake, has started to produce films in this land.
Thousands of tourists come on Lake Como every year finding the reals sets of their favorite films, trust to meet famous actors. Here below some films, directors, casts that have found in Lake Como a second home.

The Other Man
Directed by: Richard Eyre
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney
Year: 2008
It tells about Lisa, who leave the husband to escape with her lover on Lake Como. For the jealousy, the man goes on Lake Como to meet the other man, and in the main scene they meet in the hall of one of the most famous hotel on Lake Como. Lake Como is included as scenery of a love break, searching freedom: this feeling is expressed in the scene and images about the tour by boat of the couple.

007 Casinò Royale
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench
Year: 2006
The most famous spy of Cinema stops on Lake Como: Bond is hunting LeChiffre, terrorist, with the help of Bond Girl’s Eva Green. After a battle, James Bond is recovered in an exclusive clinic, Villa Balbianello in Lenno. Lake Como is also protagonist with Villa Gaeta in San Siro in the closing frame, when Daniel Craig says the famous phrase: “My name is Bond, James Bond”.

Ocean’s Twelve
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vincent Cassel, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bruce Willis, Vincent Cassel, Adriano Giannini, Casey Affleck
Year: 2004
The second episode of the well-known trilogy about the adventure of thieves headed by Danny Ocean, the group stops on Lake Como at Villa Erba, house of the famous robber performed by Vincent Cassel. The evaluation of this land is maximized thanks to the scenes on Via Regina to Villa Oleandra and the scenes with Riva motorboat between Cernobbio and Torno.

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Directed by: George Lucas
Cast: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGragor, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson
Year: 2002
Second episode of the second serie produced and directed by George Lucas: the senator Padmé Amidala and the young Anakin Skywalker are hidden on Naboo and get married there. Famous is the declaration of eternal love and protection to Padmé from the jedi on the terrace of Villa Balbianello. The story will get another way.
For Star Wars lovers, the cut-off about the pic-nic in Varykino, the name of Lenno in the film, is Piana di Nogaro locality, panoramic point above the lake between Tremezzo and Griante. For these scenes, several couples want this venue for wedding.

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