The Jojo Rabbit city and village filming locations: Where was Jojo Rabbit filmed?

Where was Jojo Rabbit filmed
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The self-proclaimed anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit Tells a story in the World War II from a young children's perspective. Director Taika Waititi (What we do in the shadows, Thor: Ragnarok) also plays the boy's imaginary friend Adolf Hitler. Adolf comes from the mind on a 10-year-old, so naive Hitler only knows what a 10-year-old knows.

The anti-Nazi parody is also starring Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo, Scarlett Johansson plays his mother Rosie Betzler, Thomasin McKenzie is the Jewish girl Elsa and Sam Rockwell is Captain Klenzendorf, the army officer in charge of the Hitler Youth camp.

Jojo Rabbit was filmed in historical towns and villages in the Czech Republic. The interiors were built in the Barrandov Studios in Prague. Here are some of the most relevant filming locations of the movie:

Jojo Rabbit city
Most of the exterior shots of the German city where the movie takes place were filmed in Žatec, a large town 50 miles northeast from Prague. The production was filming in the beautiful main square and streets around it.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures and Google Maps




Jojo Rabbit town
As many towns in Czechia, Žatec preserves a magnificent historical old town of colorful buildings, and is renowned for the production of beer and hops. The city was annexed to the Third Reich as part of the Sudetenland in 1938. Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures and Google Maps


Jojo Rabbit village
Also the small picturesque village of Ustek (also located in the Ústecký Region), was used for filming. The town features a center with many well-preserved late Gothic townhouses that has been often used as a backdrop for films. According to Architectural Digest, the interior of Jojo's house was built from scratch in the studio.
Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures and Google Maps


Umístění shooting location
The scenes with dilapidated buildings during the war were shot in the former Lenešice sugar refinery (cukrovaru Lenešice). Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures - Map


Jojo Rabbit drehort
The Czech Film Commission reported that additional filming took place in Kytín, Dolní Beřkovice, Hořín and in the Petschek Palace in Prague (pictured). Image courtesy of VitVit - Map

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