Montenegro as a country is still very much in its infancy, as such, the Montenegrin film scene is a burgeoning industry, steadily growing, with some surprising facts in store. In honour of film and the start of The Black Pin filming, we’ve collated some interesting facts regarding the history of Montenegro and film.
World-famous heart throb Brad Pitt, kicked off his career starring in The Dark Side of the Sun , a 1988 American-Yugoslavian drama, filmed in the wonderful Kotor and directed by Montenegrin Božidar Nikolić.
The November Man , an American spy thriller based on the novel by Bill Granger and starring Pierce Brosnan, was partially set in Montenegro and featured the fortress of Herceg Novi.
Then we have Casino Royale , the film that propelled Daniel Craig to stardom and supposedly put Montenegro on the map. The 2006, 21st film in the James Bond franchise shows a tuxedo-clad James Bond taking on the ‘baddie’ at a poker game at the opulent and imposing Hotel Splendid in Montenegro. The film was actually filmed in various locations around the world, none of them being Montenegro. But we’ll take it!
Luštica Bay is currently sponsoring the production of The Black Pin film, set amidst the beauty of the Luštica peninsula, directed by award-winning Montenegrin producer Ivan Marinovic. Filming is to commence next month.