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Where Was Netflix's AKA Actually Filmed?

The Netflix crime-drama "AKA" was released April 28 and follows special operations agent Adam Franco (Alban Lenoir) through an adventure across Africa and France as he questions his moral principles along with his tactics. The film opens with some spectacular scenes in a mountainous area of southwestern Libya before shifting to Paris, France to show news reports of a terrorist bombing at the Étoile hotel. 

Much of the film takes place in Île-de-France, the region surrounding Paris in the northern part of the country. Later in the movie, the setting moves to urban locations in Tunisia and Eastern Europe as Adam works to infiltrate the terrorist organization behind the hotel bombing. 

With all the changes in setting, some may wonder where "AKA" was actually filmed. According to The Cinemaholic, all of "AKA" was shot in France, mostly in the region of Île-de-France. 

The article lists several specific locations, including the town hall in Auvers-sur-Oise, the village that serves as the final resting place of artist Vincent Van Gogh. Some scenes were also shot in Bangolet and Ivry-Sur-Seine. 

AKA was mostly shot in the suburbs around Paris

"AKA" filmed in some urban Paris locations as well, including Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris at 17 Boulevard Jourdan and Studio 16 at 66 Rue Nicolo. At least two academic locations outside the city were used as well, including Paris-Saclay University in the commune of Gif-sur-Yvett and College Colonel Fabien in Montreuil. 

Aside from being rich in cultural and historical significance, the region of Île-de-France has hosted production for several other films, including "John Wick: Chapter 4," "The Professional," "The Bourne Identity," "The Bourne Ultimatum," and "Liaison." In an interview with French publication J'aime Dijon, "AKA" director Morgan S. Dalibert said it was important to him to shoot the film in his home country. 

"It is a desire on our part to want to relaunch the genre in France, which we have not seen for a little too long," he said. "Thanks to a platform like Netflix, which relies on this kind of project, it will lead us to regain confidence and show that we know how to make this type of film in France."