The filming of "Valkyrie" in Berlin has been beset by controversy from the start, much of it revolving around German objections to Cruise, a scientologist, playing a Catholic German hero.  

German authorities had initially refused permission for filming in the historic building in Berlin, citing concerns over "the dignity of the place." The Bendler Block is part of the German Defense Ministry and now holds a memorial to the anti-Nazi resistance.

They later agreed on condition that the production company show respect to Stauffenberg, played in the film by Cruise, as well as the other plotters.


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