Mosul exploded onto Netflix on November 26th but just where was Mosul filmed? Did Netflix use filming locations in the Iraqi city?

Mosul is the first all-Arabic film to release on Netflix in the streaming service’s history.

It tells the true story of a local SWAT team who fought against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

But just where was Mosul filmed? Did Netflix really use filming locations in the Iraqi city?

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Mosul on Netflix

Mosul exploded onto Netflix on November 26th, 2020.

Like Extraction, Mosul was produced by Joe and Anthony Russo of Avengers fame.

The film tells the true story of the Nineveh SWAT team who fought in the city against ISIS.

We follow the character of Kawa as he’s saved by the Nineveh SWAT team before being inducted into their ranks.

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Where was Mosul filmed?

  • Mosul was filmed in Morocco.

That’s right, instead of filming in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Netflix film actually used filming locations in Morocco.

Specifically, the Mosul was actually filmed in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

Marrakesh is Morroco’s fourth-largest city after Tangier, Fez and Casablanca and is a popular filming location.

Some ariel shots we see, such as the very first scene, do appear to use drone footage from Mosul itself, showing off the city’s destroyed and damaged buildings.

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Other productions filmed in Marrakesh

Over 200 films and TV shows have used Marrakesh as a filming location according to IMDb.

This includes the likes of Game of Thrones, the Charlize Theron-starring film The Old Guard, 1999’s The Mummy, the mini-series The Night Manager as well as Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Mamma Mia and most recently, Men in Black: International.

Mosul is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on November 26th, 2020.

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