Where was 10 Days of a Bad Man filmed? We discuss the 2023 Netflix movie and the filming locations used by the production film.
We all love a good detective story. It’s odd that these days they aren’t as in vogue as they used to be. There was a time in Hollywood when detective noir was hot and would attract the attention of top writers and directors.
The rise of superhero movies and sci-fi blockbusters has pushed the private eye genre into the darkness, ironically where they belong, and instead pander to audiences looking for spectacle rather than mystery. But if, like me, you long for the days of Shutter Island, The Nice Guys, Angel Heart, Bladerunner, and Kiss Me Deadly, you might be interested in the second part of a Turkish thriller called 10 Days of a Bad Man.
The film follows an ex-lawyer turned private eye, with a love of Philip Marlowe stories, looking for the elusive Ferhat, who owes a debt to a gangland boss. However, in true detective fashion, things are never as clear-cut as they first appear, and the further the investigation goes, the more complicated the case becomes.
With essentially two plot lines running through the narrative, the screenplay rewards viewers who are paying attention, and the morally ambiguous lead is pitched just right for this genre.
However, I know that you are really here for a look at some more information about this project, so if you enjoyed this production, sit back as we answer the question: Where was 10 Days of a Bad Man filmed?
Where was the Netflix movie 10 Days of a Bad Man filmed – a breakdown of filming locations
The film is set in Turkey and was produced and filmed in Turkey.
Turkey has got everything from busy streets to beautiful beaches and historic landmarks, so there is no shortage of locations for filming to be found.
Turkey and Istanbul are drenched in history, and you can see it in the architecture, too, so creating a private detective’s film noir atmosphere was easy to do while still keeping the authenticity of the film’s location.
Keep an eye open for some of the most iconic landmarks in the country, as you should be able to spot the Obelisk of Theodosius Serpent Column, the Column of Constantine, Chora Church, and Hagia Theodosia in the background of some shots.
Abdi Ipekçi Street, Nisantasi, Istanbul
This stylish shopping area looks like it may have been utilized in the filming process.
This area is one of the most stylish and high-end shopping locations and has an atmosphere all of its own.
Its busy metro feel is ideal for adding a touch of light to the darkness of the story.
It looks as if there was some work done on a studio set for this production, but I could not pinpoint which studio was used.
There are actually more studios in the area than you might at first think, but with Istanbul being a great and accessible location for film crews, it stands to reason that studios would be in demand.
Films such as Argo, From Russia With Love, Skyfall, Taken 2, Hitman, and the 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express were all filmed there.