With the film crews gone, the square in front of City Hall and the Hotel Borse is empty. The square features in The Book Thief. While often described as the most beautiful city in Germany, and used in a number of movies as a setting, the city has struggled economically since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Claudia Himmelreich/MCT)
With the film crews gone, the square in front of City Hall and the Hotel Borse is empty. The square features in The Book Thief. While often described as the most beautiful city in Germany, and used in a number of movies as a setting, the city has struggled economically since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Claudia Himmelreich/MCT) MCT
With the film crews gone, the square in front of City Hall and the Hotel Borse is empty. The square features in The Book Thief. While often described as the most beautiful city in Germany, and used in a number of movies as a setting, the city has struggled economically since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Claudia Himmelreich/MCT) MCT

German city left behind by unification finds a spot in the movie business

February 21, 2014 06:00 AM

UPDATED February 20, 2014 03:34 PM

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