To celebrate the weird and wonderful Eurovision Song Contest, we present weird and wonderful film facts about this year's finalist countries.
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15 Apr 2013 - 2:23 PM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2013 - 2:23 PM

New Zealand might have had The Lord of the Rings trilogy (and, more recently, The Hobbit), but Slovenia had Narnia—or at least, Prince Caspian (pictured), the second adaptation drawn from C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia sequence. Much of the 2008 fantasy epic was shot in the country—specifically, the town of Bovec, in the Soča Valley, which provided the setting for one of the film's largest set-pieces, a battle on a bridge built to resemble the one Julius Caesar constructed to cross the Rhine. The forty-day shoot saw over 100 trees uprooted, to allow space for actors to construct the bridge onscreen, and transplanted to the opposite side of the valley, to provide a backdrop to the action, before being sent off to a recycling plant; the River Soča was also temporarily re-diverted. Director Andrew Adamson (Shrek) declared himself well-pleased with the result; Slovenian environmental groups were, however, less thrilled.