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The Shooting
Finchley Dreams
The district of La Oliva in Fuerteventura is to form one of the sets for the filming of Finchley Dreams from September.

Fuerteventura - 25.08.2011 - This movie, the latest by director Larry Charles, will star Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) and Anna Faris (Scary Movie) with British actor, comedian and writer Sacha Noam Cohen heading the cast. Finchley Dreams is based on the novel Zabibah and the King, which narrates the story of a dictator who is capable of giving his life to the cause of preventing the arrival of democracy in his country.

Sachas most famous role to date was in 2006 when he played the role of Borat, a fictitious TV reporter from Kazakhstan who travelled to the United States to make a satirical documentary.

The majority of the movie will be filmed in the United States, Seville and Fuerteventura where 150 people have been sought as extras in recent castings to find suitable candidates of Arabic origin or appearance. Some of the landscapes in both Fuerteventura and Seville sufficiently resemble an Arabic country.

Some 200 actors, technicians and specialists of Paramount Pictures will be on the island for the filming, and thats got to be good for business.

This article appears in the print edition 650 of Island Connections

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