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Route 45 in our Europe by Rail book links Sofia with Zagreb via Belgrade and Brod. That's just the route once followed by the Orient Express. It features in both the 1974 and 2017 versions of the film Murder on the Orient Express. But neither film was shot on location in the Balkans.

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The geography of the silver screen often has little bearing on reality. In the 1974 film Murder on the Orient Express, many train scenes were shot in rural France and at one point where the railway parallels a road — an arrangement which suits film-makers — a clearly visible borne routière (milepost) helpfully confirms the location in the Doubs region of eastern France.

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This article was published in hidden europe 54.