Monday, May 18, 2015

The Passenger (1975)

Italian title: Professione: reporter
dir. Michelangelo Antonioni

The film starts in Algeria (which doubled for Chad) and ends in Vera, Spain (which doubled for Osuna.) So far this post only covers the London, Munich and Barcelona locations for the film.

David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is back in London with his new identity - Brunswick Shopping Centre, Bernard Street, London, WC1

Locke sees the Girl (Maria Schneider) for the first time - Brunswick Shopping Centre, Bernard Street, London WC1. The main staircase has been demolished and replaced with resident-only elevators.

Locke's home - 4 Lansdowne Crescent, London, W11

Locke watching his house from across the street - St. John's Church, Lansdowne Crescent, London, W11

Locke arrives in Munich – Munich-Riem Airport, Trudering-Riem, Germany. It was closed down in 1992 when the new Munich Airport commenced operations. The Munich-Riem Airport also appeared in Dario Argento's Suspiria.

Locke driving to a meeting with Robertson's clients – Hompeschstraße looking at Möhlstraße, Munich, Germany.

Möhlstraße, Munich, Germany.

Neuberghauser Straße, Munich, Germany.

Locke meets with the African rebel leader in a church – Sankt Georg Kirche, Bogenhauser Kirchplatz 1, Munich, Germany. The church cemetery is the burial place of some local notables, including the filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

The African dictator's henchmen are out to get the rebel leader – Theatinerstraße near Odeonsplatz, Munich, Germany.

They are entering Theatinerhof.

The henchmen kidnap the rebel leader – Café Arzmiller, Theatinerhof, Munich, Germany

Upon his arrival in Barcelona, Locke rides the Telefèric del Port or "Port Cable Car" that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city.

Locke goes on a blind date following the address he found in the dead man's notebook - L'Umbracle, located in the Parc de la Ciutadella, Passeig Picasso, Barcelona, Spain.

Locke exits his Barcelona hotel - Hotel Oriente, La Rambla, 45, Barcelona, Spain

Locke wanders into the Palau Güell built by the great Antoni Gaudi - Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3, Barcelona, Spain.

Trying to reconnect with the Girl, Locke comes to another Gaudi landmark - Casa Milà, Passeig de Gràcia 92, Barcelona, Spain.

Locke's wife (Jenny Runacre) visits an African embassy - 14 Wetherby Place, London SW7

See also...

Mr. Arkadin

The Conformist


  1. Do you know the locations for the rest of the film? Im trying to identify the hotel the stars make love in after they flee Barcelona. It's a stone hotel on a hilltop. Any ideas?

    1. No, I haven't researched the rest of the locations since I wasn't planning to go there yet. It's a huge project, you know.

  2. That hotel is the castle at the medieval town of Hostalric, in the province of Girona, in Catalonia ;)
    (don't think it's a hotel today, but there is a restaurant, I believe). Gorgeous place!

  3. Does anyone know the hotel the last scene was shot at? Cheers!

    1. The last scene was shot in Vera (Almería), besides the old bullring at the end com Calle Mayor.

  4. And the village upon the hill near the end of the film?With the grocery store Fatima?

  5. The barren modernist town where Locke reconnects with the girl, about 1h27 from the start, is El Solanillo. Recently images from the movie where used to renovate the central plaza, see