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Film Industry Protests Far-Right Surge in Hollywood's Favorite German Backlot

Film Industry Protests Far-Right Surge in Hollywood's Favorite German Backlot

An election in a picturesque eastern German town has become the focus of the country's film and entertainment industry, with stars including Daniel Bruhl and Game of Thrones actor Tom Wlaschiha calling on voters in the city of Gorlitz to oppose a far-right candidate for mayor.

Gorlitz, whose historic cobblestone streets and grand Baroque buildings came through World War II intact, has become a favorite backdrop for Hollywood productions shooting in Germany. Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Stephen Daldry's The Reader and Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life all shot in Gorlitz. The town has been ...

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