The Bourne Supremacy, 2004

Director

Paul Greengrass

Cast



visit the film locations

Goa Tourism

Palolem Beach

Flights: Tegel, Tempelhof and Brandenburg

Berlin Tourism

Westin Grand, Friedrichstrasse 158-164, Berlin 10117 (tel: 49.30.20270)

Motel Avus, Halenseestrasse 51, Halensee (Subway: U Kaiserdamm, Line 2) (tel:030.3010570)


Trivia

Check out also The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Ultimatum

If you want luxury in Goa – and you’re not on a budget – stay, as Matt Damon did, at the Grand Resort Goa, Raj Baga, Canacona (tel: 91.832.266.7777).

Craving more of that movie star experience? The star’s hotel near Panaji was the Taj Fort Aguada Beach Resort, Sinquerim (tel: 91.832.564.5858).

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: Messe Berlin, Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Messedamm 22, Berlin

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: the ‘Naples Customs office’: the northern entrance to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Messedamm 22, Berlin

Photograph: Oliver Mantel

Locations for the first sequel to Doug Liman’s The Bourne Identity move from Goa, India, to Europe, where – though locations flit between Germany, Italy, Russia and the Netherlands, most of the movie was, in fact, filmed in Berlin.

Since the end of The Bourne Identity, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) and Marie (Franka Potente) have dropped off the grid, and are lying low in Goa. This long-time hippie beach paradise on the west coast of India still carries signs of its many years under Portuguese rule.

Bourne’s hideaway is on the isolated white sand Palolem Beach, about 3km from Canacona railway junction in southern Goa.

The market town, though, is not so close as it appears. It’s the Goan capital, Panaji (previously Panjim), way to the north of Goa, where hired killer Kirill (Karl Urban) tries to trace Bourne at the ‘telegraph office’: the Communidade Building on Church Square. He chases Bourne’s Suzuki Gypsy through the old Fontainhas Heritage Precinct and Candolim, before it plunges off the Nerul Bridge into the River Nerul.

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: Kantstrasse, Berlin

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: the deal sabotaged by Kirill: Kantstrasse, Berlin

Photograph: Oliver Mantel

Moving on to Europe, the deal set up to flush out a CIA mole, sabotaged by Kirill to frame Jason Bourne, is at Kantstrasse/Hardenbergstrasse, alongside Zoologischer Garten Station in the centre of Berlin.

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: Motel Avus, Halenseestrasse 51, Halensee, Berlin

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: Kirill reports to his control: Motel Avus, Halenseestrasse 51, Halensee, Berlin

Photograph: Oliver Mantel

The hotel in which Kirill reports to his control, Yuri, is Motel Avus, Halenseestrasse 51, Halensee, at the end of the site of thefamous Avus racetrack, directly opposite the ICC, the International Congress Centre, another location for the film.

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: Messe Berlin, Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Messedamm 22, Berlin

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: the ‘Naples Customs office’: the northern entrance to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Messedamm 22, Berlin

Photograph: Oliver Mantel

As Bourne himself returns to Europe, there’s the briefest glimpse of the real Naples Harbour (courtesy of a seaborne second unit), but the ‘Stazione Marittima di Napoli’, the Italian customs office at which Bourne is held, is the Eingangsbereich Nord building of Messe Berlin, the northern entrance to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Messedamm 22.

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: ICC, Messedamm 22, Berlin

The Bourne Supremacy filming location: 'Moscow Airport': the parking area beneath the ICC, Messedamm 22, Berlin

Photograph: Oliver Mantel

Likewise, although there’s an establishing shot of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport as Kirill arrives in Russia, his meeting with Yuri was filmed in the parking area beneath the ICC, part of the same complex as the ‘Naples customs office’.

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