Italy: Volker Bruch triggers a rescue operation with a hike

Volker Bruch triggers a rescue operation with a hike

Volker Bruch

Actor Volker Bruch is shooting in northern Italy. Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

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Actor Volker Bruch is currently filming in northern Italy. But because the crew at the hotel misses him, the mountain rescue team has to move out.

With an evening hike, the German actor Volker Bruch (“Babylon Berlin”) triggered a mountain rescue operation 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 confirmed on Sunday to the German Press Agency. Colleagues from the team of the film “2 Win”, which is currently being shot there, did not find Bruch (42) in the hotel on 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 is currently shooting the drama “2 Win” with fellow actors Daniel Brühl (43). 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.