Tom's mission not so impossible

4th June 2004, Comments 0 comments

4 June 2004 , BERLIN – German authorities have backed down on previous decision to reject a request from US actor Tom Cruise to use the nation's parliament building, the Reichstag, as a backdrop for his 'Mission Impossible 3' movie.

4 June 2004

BERLIN – German authorities have backed down on previous decision to reject a request from US actor Tom Cruise to use the nation's parliament building, the Reichstag, as a backdrop for his 'Mission Impossible 3' movie.

But while officials have given a tentative green light to the shooting they have imposed tough restrictions which on what parts of the historic building can be used in the movie.

Anxious to ensure that the historic building is not demeaned in anyway, authorities said that the filming could not take place in the dome which is perched on top of the Reichstag with shooting the movie only taking place during the parliamentary recess. Filming could take place outside the building, which lies in the centre of Berlin, authorities said.

Final approval, however, will only be given once the authorities have checked through the script.

Parliamentary speaker Wolfgang Thierse initially turned down a request by Cruise, who visited the Reichstag in April.

But following talks between German parliamentary officials and the film studios, Babelsberg Studios, authorities decided to reconsider the request.

 

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: German news

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