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Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City Filming Location Guide

March 5, 2020
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Crime dramas are richly satisfying. Their appeal is simple, classic and no matter how many times you read or watch them, you end up discovering something new with every single viewing. Inspired by the best-selling novel El silencio de la ciudad blanca by Eva García Sáenz de Urturi, ‘Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City’ is another Spanish crime drama that has been directed by Daniel Calparsoro.

According to the official synopsis of the film, its action takes place in the city of Vitoria, where the naked dead bodies of a boy and girl in their 20s are found in an old Cathedral. Following this discovery, a renowned police officer named Unai López de Ayala sets out to look for this murderer whose recent killings have gripped the entire town. But as he further delves into the depths of this case, he realizes that this ritualistic killed is much closer to him than he had initially imagined.

If you’ve been wondering where the filming of ‘Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City’ took place, here’s everything you need to know.

Where was ‘Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City’ Filmed?

All indications are that ‘Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City’ has been entirely filmed in Vitoria-Gasteiz, which is the capital of the Basque Autonomous Community in northern Spain. Apart from that, although the details regarding its filming locations have not been revealed, we can guess that it is confined to only one location. Atresmedia Cine and Rodar y Rodar Cine y Televisión are the production companies involved with the film and its cast includes several well-known names such as Belén Rueda, Javier Rey, Aura Garrido, Manolo Solo, Àlex Brendemühl, Kandido Uranga, Sergio Donado, Àlex Monner, Itziar Ituño, and Pedro Casablanc.

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain

The entire original story in the first part of the trilogy is based in Vitoria, which also happens to be the author’s hometown. Although the film is heavily character-driven and its location is only a primary part of its overall production, director Daniel Calparsoro had some of his own insights to share on the filming location: “There is an intention, the landscape is not only Vitoria but it is Euskadi, where the rural and urban world are mixed, and both coexist. ” The film also features the old cathedral of Santa María which was founded in 1180. Apart from that, if you’re mildly familiar with the Basque Country capital, you’ll be able to spot several other locations throughout its runtime.

Several stills from the sets of the film can be found on Instagram. Here’s one that features the entire cast of the film at its premiere event:

The video below provides a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the sets of the film:

Here’s another video in which the two leading protagonists talk about the film:

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