Swiss film crew shoots scenes in Fulton

Director Werner Schweitzer (left) speaks with film extras during a rehearsal Wednesday evening at Finally Tammy’s. Schweitzer is directing the Swiss film “Ver Liebte Fienes.”

Director Werner Schweitzer (left) speaks with film extras during a rehearsal Wednesday evening at Finally Tammy’s. Schweitzer is directing the Swiss film “Ver Liebte Fienes.” (Contributed photo)

It’s not often that filmmakers choose to feature Fulton in their movies.

But this week a crew worked downtown filming scenes for an upcoming Swiss movie called “Ver Liebte Fienes” — translated as “Enemies in Love.” Certain areas of downtown Fulton were blocked off with “no parking” signs Tuesday and Wednesday where the film crew needed space. Scenes were shot at Finally Tammy’s, Cornerstone Antiques and Romancing the Past.

Beth Pike, U.S. unit manager for the film team, said before the film crew came to Missouri, location scouting was performed to find the best places to shoot. The film is a documentary/dramatization about Swiss feminist Iris von Roten. Pike said Roten spent about a year in Columbia in the late 40s when she took classes at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since it will be a period film, the producers needed places to film that looked as they might have in the 1940s.

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