Ugh, I looked and looked for familiar sites of the town of Jerichow in the 2008 film of the same name. And you know what? None of the movie was filmed here — that was done in places like Wittenberge and the Prignitz.
So, I guess I’ll have to make my own movie.
I’ll be here for a while. Jerichow is said to be one of the largest municipalities (in terms of area) in Germany. Since this is my film I better scope out locations for it, huh?
Jerichow — Top Areas Of Interest
There probably isn’t a better place to start than at Jerichow Abbey. Even though this 12th century abbey hasn’t been around since the Protestant Reformation, the church is still here — and is such a grand example of Romanesque architecture that it’s given a stop on the Romanesque Route, despite being damaged by bombings during World War II.
Where else should I shoot my movie? The Baroque Village Church in Altenklitsche (a village that holds a big festival on German Unity Day) would be another good place.
Even better might be the Village Church in Kade, whose altarpiece was done by none other than Lucas Cranach the Elder.
Kade, BTW, used to be occupied by the French — and started as a simple Slavic village.
Then there is the Romanesque church in the village of Redekin, mostly known for its Romanesque frieze, its sundials, and a bronze crucifix from the 12th century.
In Schlagenthin there’s a half-timbered part stone village church, that’ll make a good movie location — as will Castle Schlagenthin.
You gotta have a party scene in a movie, right? Well, I’ll wait until the first weekend of August so I can capture the fun of the Neptune Festival in the village of Zabakuck.
I just thought that my “Jerichow” movie needs a nature scene. Good thing I have a choice between the Elbe River and the nature area around the village of Klietznick.
Jerichow’s Windmill is another site that would make a great movie location, don’t ya think?
After all this, it doesn’t matter that the movie Jerichow wasn’t shot here — I did it myself.
Darn, I can’t believe I forgot film in the camera. Guess this is why I write instead of making films. ;-)