Danish WWI Drama ‘Love and War’ Now Filming in the Czech Republic
Czech locations in Litoměřice, Lenešice, and Terezín are currently filling in for WWI-era Denmark during the production of the new drama Love and War (I Krig & Kærlighed), which will be filming in the Czech Republic through this weekend.
A drama about a man forced to leave behind his wife and son in order to save himself during the first World War, Love and War is a co-production between Denmark, Germany, and the Czech Republic, locally handled by Film United and executive producer Rick McCallum.
The film stars Tom Wlaschiha, who TV fans will recognize from his role as Jaqen H'ghar on Game on Thrones, alongside Ulrich Thomsen, who starred in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Celebration and Susanne Bier’s Brothers but might be most familiar to foreign audiences from his role as featured villain Alexander Kirk in season 4 of The Blacklist.
Just a few months back, Wlaschiha was in the Czech Republic shooting for the new German TV series Das Boot, an update of the Wolfgang Petersen classic.
Thure Lindhardt (Flame & Citron), Sebastian Jessen (Love is All You Need), Natalie Madueño, and Rosalinde Mynster co-star.
Love and War is shooting under the direction of Kasper Torsting, who previously made the Danish TV mini-series Ø.
According to the Czech Film Commission, filming is set to take place in Litoměřice, Lenešice, and Terezín, all in the North Bohemian Ústí nad Labem region, through February 11.
Terezín, a former 18th century military fortress, gained infamy as the site of a Nazi concentration camp during WWII.
Filming will move to locations in Denmark and Germany afterward, and a Czech crew, including local acting talent, will join the production abroad for future dates.
Love and War is set to premiere in Denmark this November to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Pictured at top: Wlaschiha in Game of Thrones, Thomsen in The Blacklist