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Swiss film crew shoots scenes of ‘1940s Columbia’ in Fulton

Director Werner Schweitzer, left, speaks with film extras during a rehearsal Wednesday evening at Finally Tammy’s in Fulton. Schweitzer is directing the Swiss film “Ver Liebte Fienes.”

Director Werner Schweitzer, left, speaks with film extras during a rehearsal Wednesday evening at Finally Tammy’s in Fulton. Schweitzer is directing the Swiss film “Ver Liebte Fienes.”

It’s not often that filmmakers choose to feature Fulton in their movies.

But last week, a crew worked downtown filming scenes for an upcoming Swiss movie called “Ver Liebte Fienes” — translated as “Enemies in Love.”

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Beth Pike, U.S. unit manager for the film team, said before the film crew came to Missouri, location scouting was performed to find the best places to shoot. The film is a documentary/dramatization about Swiss feminist Iris von Roten, who spent about a year in Columbia in the late 1940s.

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