The Sinking House in “Casino Royale”

Walking through Venice on a cold February morning, I saw a row of houses along the Grand Canal which I thought I had seen before. It was my first day in Venice, I don’t believe in reincarnation, so my recollection must have come from a film.

Casino Royale sinking house 1 Casino Royale sinking house 2

And indeed: This is where the ultimate fight in the James Bond film Casino Royale takes place and one of the houses slowly sinks into the water.

Casino Royale sinking house film

You will notice that the red house (second from right in the two first photos), which stands conveniently apart from the houses to the left and right of it, has been replaced by a fake house in the movie. So, you needn’t worry! No real Venetian house was destroyed for this movie.

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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5 Responses to The Sinking House in “Casino Royale”

  1. List of X says:

    Next you’ll tell me that James Bond isn’t real, either?

  2. Alenx Groonwold says:

    Buy an inexpensive ready-made dating site!

  3. Anonymous says:

    The collapse is so convincing. I have been in St Mark’s square but I cannot recall any perspective that shows a row of palazzos like those in the movie.

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