The trailer for Netflix series All the Light We Cannot See showcases several of the productions’s Hungarian shooting locations.
Based on Anthony Doerr‘s acclaimed novel All the Light We Cannot See, Shawn Levy, has created a series of Stranger Things that will premiere on Netflix in just under six months, starring a blind young girl called Marie-Laurie (Aria Mia Loberti who is blind in real life because of a rare genetic disorder), and her father Daniel (Mark Ruffalo), who try to escape Nazi-occupied France with a priceless diamond.
Hugh Laurie is also set to appear in the series as Daniel’s brother who aids the French resistance via radio broadcasts, while Louis Hoffman, known for his role of German hit series “Dark” will represent the German side in the movie alongside Lars Eindinger. The series’ executive producer is Shawn Levy, who previously directed 10 episodes of Stranger Things.
The trailer released last month, filled with plenty of action thanks to air raids, explosions, and an abundance of German soldiers, includes several Hungarian landmark locations which were turned into places in Nazi-occupied France, decorated with a plethora of Nazi flags, evoking a true World War II atmosphere.
The 200-year-old Baroque-style Zichy Mansion, located in the countryside village of Soponya is one of the shooting locations. Interestingly, depite being renovated in the late 1980s, it now is empty and closed for the public.
Another notable place featured is the Festetics Palace, built in 1865 in Budapest, which now houses the Andrássy German Language University. The palace was designed by renown Hungarian architect Miklós Ybl.
Budapest’s iconic Keleti Railway Station, and the Stock Exchange Palace will also appear in the series, and in addition, while Vécsey utca (pictured) will transform into the Parisian Champs-Elysées.
Check out the trailer below:
Cover caption: Mark Ruffalo walking through Budapest’s Keleti Railway Station. Photo credit: Netflix.