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Film fanatics can visit real movie sets just outside of Marrakech

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

Morocco is a charming country that draws people from all over, not just visitors. The variety of the landscapes and the great ambient lighting for filmmaking draw a large number of production companies to the nation. Morocco is frequently used as a location for TV shows, movies, and blockbusters.

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Babel (2006), Gladiator (2000), Inception (2010), and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1995)... This is but a small sampling of the movies made in Morocco. In his movie The Last Temptation of Christ, director Martin Scorcese included Moroccan locations from the Bible (1988).

The landscapes of Morocco were also a significant help in Alain Chabat's Mission Cléopatre and Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000) in recreating ancient Rome and Egypt, respectively (2002). For the next House of the Dragon series, whose events take place 300 years before those of Game of Thrones, kasbahs and desert settings will be used to replicate the fictional country of Westeros in HBO's cinematic re-imagining of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones universe.

Morocco's movie studios in Ouarzazate

As soon as you walk into the Studio CLA in Ouarzazate, you'll be immersed in the sets that have been used to create a number of movies. A genuine replica of medieval Jerusalem can be seen outside the location.

The Studio is a destination you must see if you're staying in Ouarzazate. As you travel from Ouarzazate to Marrakech, the Atlas Studio provides a view of various movie sets, including those from Gladiator, Kundun, Asterix mission Cleopatra, Kingdom of Heaven, and Ben-Hur.

Marrakech International Film Festival

The international film festival in Marrakech It is one of the most exquisite cultural and cinematic spectacles. It salutes and welcomes individuals and performers who have been successful in advancing cinema around the globe. The Marrakech International Film Festival, founded in 2001 by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, is a true meeting because it features uncensored movies, masterclasses, tributes, as well as the finest of Moroccan cinema. Young talent is given special consideration through the "Cinécoles" competition, which honors the best student-made short films.

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