Filming Locations Guide: Where was Extraction filmed?

Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake and Rudhraksh Jaiswal as Ovi Mahajan
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The God of Thunder travels to a chaotic Asian metropolis to deal with the Goonies from hell and an army of cops, to save a kid from the clutches of an evil drug lord. Extraction doesn't focus too much on the plot, but offers in exchange for the sacrifice some outstanding action scenes.

The movie is the directing debut of the former Chris-Captain America-Evans stunt double, Sam Hargrave. Hargrave moved up in the Marvel ranks becoming stunt manager for the Avengers franchise. With Extraction he's delivering his own pure stunt movie, written by Endgame director Joe Russo and featuring a key star of the saga, Chris Hemsworth.

Chris Hemsworth and Randeep Hooda as Saju fighting
Let's check out where was Extraction filmed, but also how was it shot. The Netflix movie's filming locations span three Asian countries: India, Thailand and Bangladesh. Most of the film is set in Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world with around 20 million inhabitants.


Tyler Rake Extraction drehort
The movie features a long, complex and intense chase sequence filmed in a series of long shots, that the filmmakers joined together seamlessly. The production took over a neighborhood in Ahmedabad (the Rudra Prayag Flats in the Ranip, according to local press), to film some sections of the eleven minutes take. The car crash scene was shot by the river near Ashram Road. After Ahmedabad, the shoot continued in Mumbai.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map Location


Sam Hargrave director and actor
More about film director Sam Hargrave: If we go behind the scenes you can find him holding the camera sitting on an external chair, tied to a car filming vertiginous close-ups. Also he is acting as Tyler Rake's sniper and friend. Did you notice the name of Ovi's school? The boy is attending the Hargrave International School of Mumbai.


The Extraction bridge location in Thailand
Please don't ask me how we found the exact location of Extraction's bridge. Translated from Thai into the Latin alphabet the viaduct would be called something like Lat Bua Khao Bridge. The production turned the small village of Tha Pha, located in Ban Pong District at 50 miles west from Bangkok, into a huge set. The viaduct surroundings were CGI'd to double as the Sultana Kamal Bridge in Dhaka. The waterfall in The Kimberley, Australia was shot somewhere in Thailand. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Old Dhaka river and bridge plateshot
The crew was only filming establishing shots in Old Dhaka for three days. The cast also includes David Harbour (Stranger Things), Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Bollywood actors Randeep Hooda, Pankaj Tripathi, Priyanshu Painyuli and newcomer Rudhraksh Jaiswal. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Asian white palace with domes columns and fountain
And where is the luxurious domed mansion-casino of Bangladeshi crime lord Amir Asif? Thanks to Thai Redditors we found out that the white opulent complex is a 'corporate office' in Ban Chang (Mueang Pathum Thani District), and it's called the Eagle house (บ้านนกอินทรีย์). The tree-eagled house is a popular filming spot which is rented from time to time to shoot Thai productions. If you check the location on Google Maps you'll see that the area has zero glamour. The house is located in a provincial town surrounded by orchards - the neighbouring streets were CGI'd. About the 'outside Dhaka city limits' palace where Rake's team of mercenaries is reunited, there are countless new properties like this one across Thailand. They are built in a sumptuous, kitsch style, and none of them are of any historical significance. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

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