Filming Todos Tenemos Un Plan

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It was a good decision to shoot in the winter because it gave character to the movie. But it put us under more pressure, too, because there were fewer hours of daylight. It was cold, and the weather was quite changeable. But it was beautiful. - Viggo Mortensen

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Filming Todos Tenemos Un Plan

'Because I was raised here, there are a lot of memories. I look around and the way people speak, talking to the crew each day, it's as if I were with my people, It was very special for me to be able to work in Argentina again and reconnect with the way of life here and with the people.'

Viggo Mortensen: "It's my nature to do a lot"
By covermg.com
10 July 2012



"In 'Lord of the Rings' we were working together for years so there was a bond created. But very quickly I've had the same feeling here," he said, adding this was partly because the crew had to shoot for two months outdoors during the inclement Southern Hemisphere winter, which brought people together.

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen at home in first Argentine film
By Luis Andres Henao
Reuters Canada
22 July 2011




One of the skills he had to learn for the film was beekeeping. 'We got to make honey,' he says, smiling. 'I have one jar left. It's pretty good. What was surprising ? and what probably distracted me from the fear of being stung ? was the noise. One bee buzzing close to your head is quite loud, but imagine thousands. Your world closes off and you become very focused on what you're doing, because you can't really hear what other people are saying.'

Viggo Mortensen's grand plan
Telegraph Men's Style Magazine
By Sheryl Garratt
26 March 2013




'...It's deafening. It's kind of shocking at first, but then it's strangely soothing. It's so overwhelming that it puts you into this place where you're very focused, unless you freak out and run away. But I had a good teacher.'

Viggo Mortensen on Everybody Has a Plan, Beekeeping, and The Hobbit
By Bilge Ebiri
Vulture.com
22 March 2013




"It's like working with any creature – horse, dog or bee. If you're calm you won't get kicked, bitten, or stung." Did he get stung? "No," he says with a small smile. "I was lucky. And I made my own honey. I've still got a couple of jars."

Viggo Mortensen is lord of all things
Chitra Ramaswamy
The Scotsman
24 May 2013




Javier Godino recalled some anecdotes experienced by the crew during the shooting in Argentina, a crew that Viggo Mortensen took care "to transform into a family" through his love for San Lorenzo de Almagro┬┤s soccer team, he said.

"The first day, Viggo arrived and hung up a San Lorenzo pennant. That's the way it started, little by little, and then he brought a pennant from Tigre and later the one from Boca. In the end, he filled the entire wall with jerseys from all the teams from Argentina, but also from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Uruguay. And this has been the only thing that succeeded in uniting everybody."

Javier Godino
Mortensen faces the "mental challenge" of playing both twin brothers in 'Todos tenemos un plan'
By - translated by Ollie, Rio, Sage and Zoe
Terra.es
9 August 2011




We shot one of the twins in Tigre first, then we shot the other scenes in the city, then the scene with 'both'. It was good for Viggo to shoot in this way, because when they met each other on screen he felt he really knew both brothers. And that was important because without Viggo's understanding of both brothers, the movie wouldn't have held up.

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Still Waters Run Deep
by Shelley Marsden
Film Juice
27 October 2012




'The scenes where I play both brothers together were technically complicated to make because at some points I had to talk to empty space. We'd film a shot and then, without moving the camera, two or three days later, when I hadn't shaved and had a different 'look' to play the character of the other brother, I had to play the part of the brother I'd been talking to three days before - that is to say me, talking to myself, but talking to empty space.'

Viggo Mortensen - Todos Tenemos Un Plan Production Notes
By - translated by Ollie, Rio and Zoe
Todos Tenemos Un Plan website (Spain)
July 2012




'I didn't want to have happen what happens most of the time in movies I've seen with identical twins, where it just looks like a stunt and you can't keep your mind off the fact that it's just one actor and it's just a trick. In this case I think it genuinely feels like they're different people with two different personalities, and I think it was helpful that we shot all of that at the end, after we'd shot all the scenes of them separately. So I knew them each separately quite well.'

Viggo Mortensen: Lay off the pope
By Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
20 March 2013




'It was a good decision to shoot in the winter because it gave character to the movie. But it put us under more pressure, too, because there were fewer hours of daylight. It was cold, and the weather was quite changeable. But it was beautiful.'

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen's grand plan
Telegraph Men's Style Magazine
By Sheryl Garratt
26 March 2013


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