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Tourists in the La Marina district of Ibiza Town last week were treated to a spectacular sight while they were enjoying their coffee and toast. An episode of a television series, written by a German Island dweller, Burkhard Driest, was being shot, using the natural surroundings as a backdrop. Other scenes were taken at the Airport, the Casino and at a mansion near Na Xamena. In the original book the protagonist is an Ibicenco, Toni Costa, but the actor playing the part does not look like a typical islander, so he is now known as ‘the Cuban’. The leading man is Hardy Krüger Jnr., son of the famous actor from years gone by. The writer also plays a cameo part, portraying the uncle of this Mafia leader.

The film producers had the support of the Ibiza Town Hall, who restricted traffic to allow them to film a car chase and a shoot-out, and to include a sequence with a luxury limousine taken in front of the Pereyra Theatre. For financial reasons, most of the film was shot in Mallorca before coming to Ibiza to film authentic outdoor scenes.

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