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LONG-HAIRED tourists were offered an unusual diversion from their holidays when they got roped in to the latest film being shot in Nerja. The group joined local residents in a scene at Calahonda beach, which was meant to depict a hippy commune.

Made by German director Dorris Dorrie, 58, the film is based on the novel All Inclusive, which tells the story of a family who return to Spain having first visited in the 1970s.

A crew of around 50 people began shooting the movie, which is set in both the 1970s and the present day.

Although the opening scenes are actually set in Torremolinos, the crew chose to use the rocks around Calahonda beach to portray the 70s commune.

The same spot selected for filming also featured heavily in Verano Azul, a popular Spanish TV show which followed a group of youngsters holidaying on the Costa del Sol in the 1980s.

More recently, the town has played host to film crews shooting commercials for companies such as Orange, Panasonic and Timotei.

A Japanese film crew is set to arrive in the town this week.

Councillor for Tourism, Bernardo Pozuelo, said the advertisements provide great promotion ‘at no extra cost to the town’ with Nerja being used as a shooting location 12 times last year alone.

Source: The Olive Press