If you passed by the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwplein in Laeken on Tuesday morning, you might have already noticed: a large film crew is in the area in Brussels, for the film God’s spy. That is an American-Irish-Belgian co-production, about a German Protestant pastor and theologian who resists the Nazis.
God’s spy is an English-language film by American writer and director Todd Komarnicki. The film tells the story of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian and Lutheran pastor who fought the Nazis in the interwar period and during World War II. Bonhoeffer even took part in the conspiracy against Adolf Hitler with the aim of killing him.
The story takes place in the UK, US and Germany. The Brussels locations must represent a mix of these.
Later Tuesday afternoon, the cast and crew of the film will move to a location in Brussels City, and they will also film the planned days here. The production team does not want to say exactly where, for fear of too many interested parties. Shooting days will also follow in Liège and Spa.