Cold Mountain, the Biggest Hollywood Movie Ever Filmed in Romania

Starring Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, and Renee Zellweger

Adelina Vasile

--

By Neighbor’s goat, CC BY-SA 3.0 ro, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35083695

Cold Mountain is the biggest Hollywood movie ever filmed in Romania.

Producers considered other locations, such as Poland, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. But the benefits of choosing Romania over any other country were irrefutable.

So, here we are, talking about a terrific movie filmed in a corner of the world that many have never heard of. Or maybe they’ve heard of it, but only because of Vlad the Impaler or Count Dracula.

Transylvania, a province with spectacular scenery

Pretty much everything you see in this movie and you think it’s the North Carolina of the Civil War, back in the 1860s, is actually the southeastern corner of Transylvania — a province in Romania —back in 2002.

The dazzling birch and beech forests, the Carpathian Mountains swarming with bears, wolves, and deer, the farmlands from the area of…

--

--

Adelina Vasile

Mother, educator, journalist, copywriter. I write about the things I need to learn myself.