9 Jul 2017

North African Trade Convention - Tangier


In The Living Daylights, Bond goes to Tangier to watch the North African trade conference where general Pushkin is attending. Bond has learnt from general Koskov that Pushkin is going to be there to give new directives in a secret operation called Smiert Spionom. Bond is tailing Pushkin from the conference to find out where he is staying.



This scene was filmed in Tangier's old Medina, more accurately inside the Kasbah, which dominates the north section of the Medina. The building that was used as the trade conference building in the film, is the Kasbah Museum which still looks the same as it did in 1987.



Bond is waiting outside the conference building in an Audi 200 Avant Quattro. He has placed a press ID in the car window to avoid suspicion.


In the film, the entrance to the trade conference has been put in the location of the small door seen in the picture below. In reality, the main entrance to the museum is not facing the square but can be found in the alley to the left. This location is one of many from both The Living Daylights and Spectre that can be found in the Kasbah. Tangier is a very nice city and the locations are very memorable.



From the small cafe Le Salon Bleu, you have a nice view over this location, which is one of the key locations in the film.



As Pushkin and Rubavitch are driven off in the Soviet flagged Mercedes, Bond follows them up the road to the right of the square, which is Rue Riad Sultan.