Filming the Netflix series at Villefranche de Roergue: Behind the scenes with extras

For several days, Villefranche de Royer has been living to the rhythm of filming the Netflix series All the Light We Cannot See, an adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s novel. If actors, on the other hand, are unreachable when it comes to extras, that’s another story…

It’s impossible to cross the Robicond to try and clean up the Notre Dame pass in Villefranche du Roergue. It’s hard to be able to glide in the maze of streets as the turns drop in the turns. Without the basic pass that American production commands, there is no question of pass, except for add-ons or merchants joining their stores or restaurants. Not even trying to afford some shots.

Telephoto lenses are prohibited., unleashes a duo of guards, and constantly paraphrases the message. But don’t bother. For more than ten days Villefranche de Royer lives to the rhythm of the filming of the Netflix series “All the Light We Cannot See”, the screenplay of which was taken from the novel by Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize in 2015, opens the presence of the building in brackets.

Behind the gates, on the square side, is a duo of extras with Roergat accents, a smile and a joke between the two. “The longest is the wait”, called Bernard Roses, difficult to recognize. Cap was riveted to his high-rise white and blue hair, that is, those who dressed up the juniors during World War II when the country found itself caught in the pincers of the Nazi yoke.

“The series seems very faithful to the script”

Former municipal councilor Jean Regal had to give up his over forty beard for the purposes of the case. “When I was going to cast the cast, they asked me to let her show which I did and when I arrived before filming to try on the costumes I was asked to shave.” It is not enough to move him, because for him, to live this experience, in his city, is worth many sacrifices.

Happy is like a fish in water, his happiness does not cry. No more than one of his friends is diligent in his task. He went so far as to buy Anthony Doerr’s novel, which he read and knew every detail of. “The series seems very faithful to the script”, he comes out. Of the additional 500 selected for filming, the vast majority are from Villefranche or its immediate surroundings. Suffice it to say that the German soldiers who crossed under the arcades have more vocabulary from the southwest than from Berlin …

After these few days of filming and a quick star-studded run—Marc Ruffalo presented as too simple, to say less sympathetic, filmed for just one day and Hugh Laurie arrived with a nearly ten-day-old beard—the anecdotes are going well. Bernard Rousey Let’s Go: “We spoke with a man from Cantal; his wife, who does a bit of theatre, wanted to be extra, said to himself I would give her a chance by passing the actors: and he was taken.” His wife does!

“Let’s not forget that Orador is not far away”

During this time, two nuns pass under the arcade to reach the old Starjouet store where the extras and her clothes are made. Other women go out wearing their uniforms during the occupation. With a dip in history. Which does not give this unborn the desire to joke when he notices those who play the roles of Reich soldiers. “I remember the Croatian Revolution in September 1943, the massacre that followed, and the city put under the bell jar by the Boches, if we hadn’t had Louis Fontanje as a mayor who spoke good German and negotiated with the Nazi leaders, I don’t. I don’t know if I’d be there Today; let us not forget that Orador is not too far away.”.

For his part, Bernard paused to comment on his fleeting adventure. He was called to go under the arcade. Smoke bombs invade the building and the additions return to their positions. Filming continues until the end of next week. And the stranger will continue to try to infiltrate the city by playing cat and mouse to immortalize the transformed city…

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