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Coronavirus lockdown: streets stuck in Nazi-occupied Paris after 1942 set abandoned

Posted On: 30 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: NME

Coronavirus lockdown: streets stuck in Nazi-occupied Paris after 1942 set abandoned

Two streets in Paris are stuck in the year 1942 after a film set was deserted due to the city going into lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis.
Adieu Monsieur Haffmann , directed by Fred Cavayé, was wrapping up filming in the area when the measures were enforced, leaving its film crew no choice but to leave Montmartre's Rue Berthe and Rue Androuet as they were - that is, dressed to reflect Paris under Nazi occupation.
As The Guardian reports, the streets were boarded up in parts with fake facades for a tailors, corset shops, a shoe repairer and mirror-maker. War propaganda and signs in German also decorated the scene.
View of the deserted film set taking place during WWII ‘Adieu Monsieur Haffmann' directed by Fred Cavaye,on March 26, 2020 in the Montmartre district of Paris, France. CREDIT: Pierre Suu/Getty Images
Residents who live in the two streets must now endure a view of the city's WWII past until restrictions are lifted and film crews can return to dismantle the set.

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