During a film shoot in Italy: actor Volker Bruch initiates a rescue operation

Filming in Italy
Actor Volker Bruch triggers a rescue operation

On the fringes of filming in northern Italy, actor Volker Bruch goes on a hike in the evening. The next morning, the “Babylon Berlin” actor is not back. His colleagues call the mountain rescue service, who locates him at an altitude of 2,500 meters.

With an evening hike, the German actor Volker Bruch triggered a mountain rescue mission in Piedmont. The native of Munich, who lives in Berlin, hiked alone in the area around the northern Italian municipality of Formazza northwest of Lake Maggiore on Saturday evening and did not return, the authorities said.

Colleagues from the team of the film “2 Win”, which is currently being shot there, did not find the 42-year-old in the hotel this Sunday before their planned departure and informed the authorities. According to their own statements, the emergency services were able to contact Bruch and determine his position at around 2500 meters. In the phone call he said in English that he was fine. A helicopter was also used for the search.

Bruch, known from the series “Babylon Berlin”, is currently shooting the drama “2 Win” with fellow actors Daniel Brühl, among others. The film, directed by Stefano Mordini, is scheduled for release in 2023. It is about the World Rally Championship in 1983, in which the Italian team wants to challenge the German for the title.

During the pandemic, Bruch, together with other artists and celebrities, criticized the federal government’s corona measures with the “#allesdichtmachen” and “#allesaufdentisch” campaigns and, in some cases, took positions critical of vaccination. The city magazine “Tip” then voted the actor the most embarrassing Berliner. Youtube deleted some videos because of the spread of false information and temporarily blocked the channels.