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Thread: Trujillo was assassinated on Friday night

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    Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo died in a hail of bullets as he was being driven down Santo Domingo's seafront avenue on Friday night.


    They had to shoot several times before they got it right.



    I am, of course, referring to the filming of La Fiesta del Chivo, which is currently under way in Santo Domingo. They used Avenida Espaņa as the location for the assassination scene, rather than the real location on the Malecon. Something to do with the skyline.

    Mr Chiri, who supplied the car - a Chevy Bel Air 1957 - was on the set and took some photos. I'm e-mailing them to Robert so he can add them to the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya
    News just in:


    Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo died in a hail of bullets as he was being driven down Santo Domingo's seafront avenue on Friday night.


    They had to shoot several times before they got it right.



    I am, of course, referring to the filming of La Fiesta del Chivo, which is currently under way in Santo Domingo. They used Avenida Espaņa as the location for the assassination scene, rather than the real location on the Malecon. Something to do with the skyline.

    Mr Chiri, who supplied the car - a Chevy Bel Air 1957 - was on the set and took some photos. I'm e-mailing them to Robert so he can add them to the thread.
    Pretty cool. I trust those flying sparks were carefully executed FX and mr. Chiris classic BelAir is unharmed!

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    Thanks Robert for posting the pics. They used replica panels for the bullet holes. The car will return to us in mint condition - we hope!

    BTW the photos were taken on Thursday night, but filming continued last night as well.

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    Wao, how nice!... It's good to see Trujillo being killed again!

    Thanks for sharing Chiri.

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    Love that car!

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    I can't wait to see this movie!

    Do you have any other photos from the set?

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    Love that car!
    It's a beauty, isn't it?


    Do you have any other photos from the set?
    Mr Chiri took some last weekend at the National Palace when they were filming the scene where Cabral takes the young Urania to a banquet. I'll see if he can dig out a couple for us here.

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    Thanks for posting the photos, Robert.

    They show the car after the event. It's about to be restored to its former glory. Soon to be seen driving around town, if all goes well!

    PS No photos of the banquet, sorry.

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