Thriller at the AXICA

Berlin. The thriller “Passion“ from the renowned Hollywood director Brian de Palma (Scarface, Mission Impossible I, The Untouchables) will be making its German premiere in May. The film was largely shot in the German capital last year and many of the scenes were set here within the DZ BANK building and the event spaces and offices of the AXICA itself.

This presented a variety of new challenges for the AXICA team. Corridors and lifts were turned into film sets, event areas became offices and offices were face-lifted to suit the characters. And small-talk at the coffee machine was now being shared with Hollywood actresses such as Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. But none of this phased the AXICA team who continued to take it all in their stride, managing the shoot professionally. As a reward Brian de Palma took the time to write a personal message of thanks in the AXICA guest book.

The AXICA is Berlin’s most exclusive conference and convention centre. The Berlin branch of the DZ BANK, which was designed by star architect Frank O. Gehry, combines organic forms, high quality materials and surprising details, creating the perfect site for conferences, conventions, award ceremonies and galas for up to 600 persons.

The AXICA team accompanies every event from the idea to the performance and realises technical, decorative and culinary concepts in the house of the DZ BANK at the Pariser Platz as well as caterer in further selected locations in Berlin.