The Victoria Film One Take – Locations & Filming

Shooting The Victoria One Take

It is hard to watch the 2015 German indie film Victoria without being amazed.

The film is shot in a single long take and unlike recent films such as Birdman, which have used multiple long takes stitched together with computer trickery, this is the genuine product.

What is even more impressive, is that this is not merely a single room scripted drama. Instead the film sprawls over many open locations, taking in car journeys, bike rides and even shootouts.

With the original script only consisting of twelve pages, most of the dialogue is improvised, leading to one of the most natural looking and feeling films for many years. Entirely unique, Victoria’s nature as an entirely live filmed one take is not merely a gimmick, but adds tension and drama like few movies can hope for.

This spectacular feat was filmed by Sturla Brandth Grovlen from 4:30 AM to 7:00 AM on 27th April 2014 around the Kreuzberg and Mitte areas of Berlin.

The map below shows the route the cast and crew took that night, giving you a true idea of the enormity of the task they undertook.

Victoria (2015) Film Location Map