Movies Filmed in Tunisia

Chott el-Jerid, Lars Homestead (Star Wars)

Hollywood has repeatedly preferred Tunisia as the site for its cinematic blockbusters – with its unique culture, landscapes, and architecture the country offers incredible locations for filming movies.

There are over 130 movie filmed in Tunisia. For example Roman Polanski’s Pirates and the romantic play The English Patient, the action film Raiders of the Lost Ark, pioneering comedy Monty Python’s The Life of Brian. Each film has drawn on the country’s incredible variety of landscapes from rough peaks and golden deserts to valleys, salt lakes, dusty sands and unique cities.

Renowned film director George Lucas filmed many of the early Star Wars movie scenes in Tunisia. Today, many thousands of die-hard Star Wars fans make the pilgrimage to Tunisia to visit all the film set locations in the country’s south.

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Star Wars Mos Espa Film Set in Tunisia

Tucked in amongst thousands of palm trees in and around the city are the sites where several unforgettable scenes were shot including Shmi Skywalker’s funeral in Attack of the Clones and the final shot of Revenge of the Sith. Other film haunts include the lunar-like desert-scape and subterranean settlement of Matmata, a village seen in the very first Star Wars film – Episode IV: A New Hope.

Lars Homestead Interior
Lars Homestead Interior in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Star Wars Tour

Star Wars fans will be glad to know we offer a Tunisia tour specifically designed to visit the Star Wars film locations located throughout Tunisia. Check out our popular Star War Tour and contact one of our travel experts to start planning your galactic adventure.

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