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Hong Kong (& Macau) Movie Stuff: La Nice Dell’innocenza – Annie Belle (1976)

The ultimate location from this temporary delve into Nineteen Seventies erotic cinema is a location on Barker Street, simply across the nook from the Chief Secretary’s residence. Though it’s nonetheless marked as “Headquarters Home” on some maps, this residence underwent a reputation change following the handover and is formally often called the “Commanders Residence”. Earlier than the handover it was occupied by the Commander of British Forces so it is sensible that it’s now occupied by the Commander of the PLA’s Hong Kong garrison.

This movie seems to have captured the location earlier than the home was constructed. This ties in with the knowledge on Wikipedia that states the home was in use from 1978 onwards. Aerial photographs present an empty plot as late as June 1977. The rostrum terrace that the actors are standing on within the scene under was almost definitely already there for the earlier occupant – a constructing referred to as “Dunedin“. In the event you take a look at picture 3 under, you’ll be able to see the sting of an empty patch on the left facet of the body, so it is doable the location had been just lately cleared as a way to make method for the constructing of the brand new home.

Previous to dwelling right here at 11 Barker Street, the official residence of the British Commander was Flagstaff Home – coincidentally utilized in one other mid-70s movie of the identical style Emmanuelle 2 (the previous resident of Flagstaff Home at the moment was sort sufficient to let me know that the interiors seen in that movie have been certainly the true inside of Flagstaff Home on the time).

The property’s driveway was additionally used because the driveway to the home owned by Angelo and Linda, Annie’s obsessive buddies, though the home within the movie was positively not one in Hong Kong. On the finish of this scene, the buddies are filmed coming down the driveway of their Rolls Royce as they chase her to the airport. Some geographical film jiggery-pokery ensues because the Land Rover containing Annie emerges from the alternative driveway – the doorway to Bracken Hill (#12 Barker Street) – which is decrease down the hillside from the place she was supposedly picked up.

Podium of 11 Barker Street

Really, this temporary shot seems to have been filmed decrease down on Barker Street

Empty patch on the left and Cragside Mansion within the background

Driveway of 12 Barker Street

Driveway of 11 Barker Street


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