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Brandenburg gate in Berlin: Reflection of the Brandenburg Gate in a puddle
Mirroring of the Brandenburg Gate © (c) visumate

Brandenburg Gate: "One, Two, Three"

East-West conflict stops shooting

Filming of the American comedy directed by Billy Wilder lasted from June to September 1961. The main location for the comedy about the East-West conflict was Berlin. But after construction of the Wall began in August, the Brandenburg Gate had to be reconstructed at the Bavaria Film Studios because the filming could no longer be completed in the border zone.

Because of its contemporary relevance, the comedy received largely negative reviews and it took until the 1980s for "One, Two, Three" to enjoy success with an audience now ready for a satire on the Cold War.