Created 13/06/2004
Updated 12 AUG 2009


Tunisia has been used as a location by many films, mainly French and Arabic, but even Hollywood has been known to film there! My interest in the Sahara was probably triggered when I saw Star Wars, right from that dewback-mounted sandtrooper moment.... and then some on-location photos in the Marvel Star Wars Special. I hope to share some of the information I've picked up over the years searching for and photographing these often seen but seldom visited locations. Hopefully there should be enough here to inspire you to plan your own journey.

Here are some famous (and not so famous) films that have been filmed in Tunisia.
(IMDB)  The Little Prince (1974)
(IMDB)  Star Wars (1977)
(IMDB)  Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
(IMDB)  Monty Python's The Life Of Brian (1979)
(IMDB)  Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
(IMDB)  The English Patient (1996)
(IMDB)  The Sands Of Time (Tower Of The Firstborn) (1998)
(IMDB)  Peut-Ítre (1999)
(IMDB)  The Phantom Menace (1999)
(IMDB)  Keltoum's Daughter (Bent Keltoum) (2001)
(IMDB)  Attack Of The Clones (2002)
(IMDB)  The Tiger And The Snow (La Tigre E La Neve) (2005)
(IMDB)  House Of Saddam (2008) TV mini-series
(IMDB)  Black Gold (Or Noir) (2011)

Q: What was the last thing C3PO and R2D2 saw before they crashed landed on Tatooine?
A: click here.

  1. Tozeur

  2. Sidi Bouhlel
    Sidi Bouhlel (aka Star Wars Canyon)

  3. Photo Comparisons
    Photo comparisons - then and now

  4. Kairouan
    Kairouan (Indy/Raiders)

  5. Links and further research

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