Episode 62 The Bridge
David Milner as Gobbo, an inexperienced youth, who calls himself the last of the guardians of the bridge and keeps away tresspassers by shouting, fighting and throwing 'Greek fire'
bombs. He protects the ancient law of which he himself no longer knows why. Since Tell's arival his buddies have been in trouble, but not because of Tell. Someone follows Tell.
The Truc of Chastel-Vieil - The rocks of Cenaret!
In Lozère, the word "Truc" refers to certain promontories or even mountains that stand out in the landscape and dominate the surroundings.
Among the best known are the Truc de Fortunio near Rieutort de Randon, the Truc du Midi not far from Marvejols or the Truc de Grèzes ... in Grèzes.
The Truc de Chastel-Vieil (996m above sea level) faces the Tip of the Cenaret (and its statue of the Virgin) a few kilometers from Barjac. We guess when we pass on the RN88,
but it is best discovered on its north-west face with its impressive cliff. It is possible to reach on foot from the village of Cenaret by a wide way because the summit
of the Truc is exploited by cultures. Wikipedia indicates that a castle belonging to the Barony of the Cenaret in the seventh century was built at the top of the Truc,
but remains no visible trace either at the top or below. This truc was also in episode The Silverrider. With the gambling brothers.
Episode Silverrider 63 Episode intro of episode Bridge 62 Cenaret 2015
The background is from a slightly different angle and zoomed. In episode 'The Bridge' Gobbo is the last guardian of the bridge. He is spotting passengers from the highest point.
In fact this high point is Cenaret and not around the bridge of Bruzac. This episode made a lot of switches while you don't really notice. Good job! The ruined house Gobbo is
running around and the house where Gobbo is throwing Greek fire bombs are not on this rock and they are also not next to the bridge of Bruzac. The houses are very close to
the rock in the small town of Cenaret. This town lies on foot of the rock. The left rock is the one Tell climbed in 'The Bridge' and he fell off in 'The Silver Rider.'
You can see the village on the right. For me this location was confusing. A friend C. Petit found the place and finally we found out there were at least two houses around Cenaret.
They combined those houses with a shot from the rock (and the bridge of Bruzac) In the beginning of the episode they make you believe the village (of Gobbo) lies high on top of the
rock. The village of Cenaret lies high but not on top.
The rock on the left is the rock you see in the scene above.
2 different location melted into one.
Location 1:The village in Cenaret
Not the same place. Seen from the highest rock.' more about this later In Cenaret town. Nr. 6 Cenaret town. Nr. 6
Cenaret, edge of town (north east side). No asphalt yet.
I think there has been a part attached...see the colors of the stones...
Just a house with a rounded wall. First we thought it could have been a castle tower. The cameraman only filmed the low part without the roof.
On the rocks of Cenaret
This place is merged as 1 place ... quite confusing, but differences in height and a visit from a fan provided clarity.
1988 Shot from the highest place, not the village 2018
Shot from the highest place
Scene: The episode started with shots of Gobbo, warrior of the bridge and living on a mountain top. He believes strongly in the ancient law; nobody may pass the bridge to the
other side of the mountain. Just because it's forbidden. A moment later he finds out he is the only warrior that survived. Someone killed all the others while he was away to stop Tell.
When Tell is getting too close he goes on warpath. To put it mildly, Gobbo is not entirely harmless :)
Village Village On the rock On the rock
Rock of Cenaret
Scene: Tell listens and explains his reason for wanting to cross, but Gobbo doesn't want him to pass.
1988 Seen from the village Noticed by a fan Seen from the rock 2016
First scene: Gobbo is on watch at the rock of Cenaret. The mountains (right circles) seems higher because the shot of Gobbo is taken lower in the village than this one on the right photo.
This is all shot on the rock
Resume: Gobbo doesn't like people to get across the bridge. He and the other guardians protect the bridge because it's the ancient law. Then he spots Tell climbing the rock.
He tries to stop Tell through a trap. But Tell is one step ahead of him. Somone follows Tell to get his secret, he crosses the bridge and kills all the guardians. Gobbo is in shock.
At the end there is a fight. No one can make Gobbo change his mind, even not Tell.
Dialoque: Gobbo is very suprised Tell climbs up so fast. 'How did you get up here? Tell: 'By foot, that's the simplest way. There is something about this place...too quiet.
It makes me jumpy." Tell spots the trap: "What's all this?" Gobbo responding: 'oil, rocks and things..nothings special" Tell kicks the hot pan from the rock. That makes
Gobbo very angry: 'You're in big trouble! These mountains are sealed off..forbidden! Understand?!" Tell: Forbidden.. why?" 'That always have been. It's the ancient law!'
What can happen tot a man when he ignores the ancient law?" Gobbo doesn't like the question and tries to scare Tell off: 'Then you call on the revenge of the warriors of
the road. The guardians of the bridge! And that would be really stupid!!!"
Tell: 'But I have to cross these mountains to continue my journey. It's the only way." "Then you have a problem!" "A problem that could be solved with money?"
Gobbo: "No!" Tell wants to know what he can expect and asks Gobbo: "Who are the warriors of the way?' "They are horrible! Trained killers, deathmachines! They have
swored the sanctity of these mountains. It's the only purpose in their lives. Get the picture?"
Tell still thinks about a solution: "I would like to talk to one of them." Gobbo interrupted: 'Then I have bad news for you. You are talking to one of them!" Gobbo grabs
a weapon and attacks Tell immediately, but he is one step ahead of him. "I don't like people and especially not you!" He pulls Tell and stumps himself free. He is running
away manically laughing. Then he seems gone...for a moment.
Confusingly, we are already talking about 4 locations that seem merged as 1. We have now had 2 and at least two more to go. They are fairly close to each other in and around
the village. Two more places must be nearby, may no longer exist, may have become private. And we still miss those ones. Step by step I will try to explain it as clearly as possible.
In Cenaret town are at least 2 houses, The ancient house (A) Gobbo hides and the ancient house (B) he is on the roof. Here the first, Gobbo hides for Tell (house A)
He runs to this house, attached to the rock, north east of Cenaret. See the left part of the house used to be higher.
Left of the wagon Gobo runs to Middle 2017 Right around the corner of the photo above
There are at least 3 houses in Cenaret.
The one with the broken car in front is north west of Cénaret. It's almost attached to the rock. Located on the map as nr.7
1988 This place below: Gobbo is hidden here. This house lies on the foot of the rock. 2018
Unfortunately the wall is plastered....I won't say anything about the car... Quite a difference...
The first floor of the left of the house is partly disappeared. It's no longer attached to the building. the building was built in a square shape, but it seems a single house nowadays...
The grassy gravel road is now an road of asphalt. It might be handy but not very beautiful. Around the right corner of Tell there is also shot a scene. You see more of it below.
-The white plastered house used to be attached to the house.
- The house left of Tell is unfortunately gone. Only remains a wall, with nothing behind it.
- Right is nowadays a parking place, see below.
The house behind Gobbo is probably the white plastered one and not the vanished one. Take a look at the position of the hay wagon.
What remains is a small and unfortunately inconspicuous house. See right below, how wonderful it used to look!
It's C. Petit who showed me the place. He found it via a hiker's blog. The hikers are visiting the most beautiful places not many tourists come. I'm sure won't have recognized it myself,
It has such a modern touch nowdays. It has the same marks, but the building in the left is almost vanished. It's loses a bit the ancient exciting appearance that we used to see in
Crossbow locations. No plants, no places left who invites me to take a look. Too modern. One of the best restored places I've seen of Crossbow locations is Palhers de Bramonas.
1 advantage is: I'm glad they didn't plaster the whole house.
The front of this house (and the place hidden around the corner)
1988 See the huge stones behind the rain pipe. Still the same. 2017
Right photo of Tell: you see the 'hidden' place around the corner. This is the new door and window on the right of William.
No plastic windows, no rain pipes yet 2015 Middle of the house, behind this house, foot of the mountain Right around the corner the car is parked
Below: This is 100 percent the place. They have placed modern doors and windows and then they have to change the blocks around it too. Above you saw a photo of 2015, a car was parked...
this time (in 2018) there is no longer a car, but only the back of it ;) There is a lot more space left in that corner, than you can imagine at first sight.
At this space the wagon use to stand and then the first floor was still intact. 2015 1988 The right side of the house
1988 1988 Quite a shock the white plaster on this beautiful old stones 2015
Scene: Gobbo is up to something...
2. The unknown location
Below a switch to this ruine we don't know yet. And another porch. He walks into it and he immediately walks out the same way. Short shots.
Don't blame me on the chaos of different location shots
In fact Gobbo walks the same path, through the porch and back. Perhaps the ruins of an old house next to the other places? You don't see more than a stairs and this gate or alley...
This film location is in only 15 seconds of filming! Great the cameraman has put them all together to a good final impression. You don't realize this while watching it.
It's all in the same style and seems just another alley of the same property. But maybe it was, but if that was true, the building is vanished by now. Good job.
The switch to the other house, 'Greek fire house B' 3. House is located at the north east edge of Cenaret, on the map nr. 6
Scene: Tell askes Gobbo to climb down the roof. Gobbo is very suspicious and he has other plans to drive Tell out as quickly as possible.
Location: The scene with the Greek fire house and the location you see Gobbo on the lookou in the beginnin is attached to each other!
See the wall behind Tell? That's the wall left of Gobbo as well (low angle). Oke in this shot the mountains doesn't corresponded at all but they do, but idfferent angle.
This is a different angle so the edge of the rock in front of Gobbo is the same one, but behind Tell you see the middle of it. You can only recognize this cameratricks by visiting it.
Location: The Greekfire house 'B' is also such a beautiful house in the same atmosphere as house A. It's only one block away from each other.
Scene: Gobbo climbed the roof and he shouts at Tell: "It's the worst day of your life!!" Gobbo is becoming increasingly manical. Tell tries to calm him down:
"Listen Gobbo...before this is going out of hands...." Gobbo: "Haha It's already out of hands! I pull your lever out and stamp on it, you birdface!
Soo you want to cross the mountain? haha. I will take you there I can not garantee what part of you will get there first."
Gobbo throws Greek fire bombs.
Location: Nowadays these houses changed. During the shoot it was clear that many roofs were in bad condition. With 'wavy' effect in it). Perhaps It's hard to believe,
but I'm almost convinced this must be the place. When you look closely, you can see the window is moved to the right. The door used to be a huge stable door and the
window leaned on the door. After changing the door, I think they had to move the window. The roof is built up again.
Location info: About this beautiful house there is still a little doubt. Though many things correspondent, it changed a lot. The state was already very bad 30 years ago,
understandable they had to make big changes.
1988 2018 Same door. The tree has grown!
The door and wall on the right of Tell ..
The old house on the right is changed completly. It has another traditional shaped roof and panorama windows.
The first bomb Gobbo throws.
Scene: Tell has never seen this 'Greek fire phenomenon' and tries to get away on time. After the huge explosion Tell uses the mirror in his favour. Gobbo is blinded by the light.
It's not over yet..
Scene: "You met me on a bad off day!" Tell eventually lost his temper: "Trained killer? You have almost got us both killed!" "Wait I will get you," Gobbo shouted and ran away again.
Tell: 'On this way every one will comes here.' Then suddenly Gobbo's head arised from behind the hay wagon "I already have warned the others!!" Tell: 'I know.'
And bomb nr. 2
The unknown location
The exterior of the house I never found.
If someone recognize this place? Is this unfound ruine the same place? Or doesn't it exist anymore?
Scene: Gobbo and Tell having lunch. Tell shares his bread with Gobbo. But Gobbo looks suspiously to the bread and doubts whether he would eat it. Tell: "why should I poison?"
I don't know..It might be amusing? Tell grabs the bread out of Gobbo's hands and eats first and throws it back to Gobbo. Then Gobbo relaxes and says: "You've saved my life
once, Tell: ´It's my life that I saved.´ ´I'm in dept by you anyway..." Then they hearing a sound of a sudden slamming door. Tell takes his Crossbow and tells Gobbo to stay there.
Gobbo: "You are a bag of nerves." Look who is talking... ;)
Is William really entering this unknown building above? Perhaps..but then the scenes merge and seems to make a switch to another place...confusing. First the doors...?
Tell enters a door that is turning inside and on the right pictures he is inside and you can see another door.
The interior of the unknown location
Probably a restored house in Cenaret. I've seen one, almost next to the house nr. 6 (See below). This place is restored and had high fences around it.
Compare the left and middle photo and the way the door opens. Here shots get merged while entering
And a different roof structure.
Same house? From a ruined house to a beautiful caussenarde. Shots getting vaque and merge. Same place? You never know...
Merged shots - unknown location
The entry (left photo) is changing while Tell walks inside...the floor and surrounding is sophicicated changing into elsewhere... I'm not sure but It stroke me while I made the stills.
It can also be that Tell entered another room in the same building and the shots put together... Many photo to see the complete picture.
This unknown house makes me think of the ferme de Sauverterre or Boissets style. The same kind of arcades, doorporches, roofs and the same kind of stones. The house above
can be changed in time...In this street there is a house that could be this place. It´s restored and private now. I like the characterisics of such houses.
Scene: Gobbo appears out of nowhere and attacks Tell with an axe. Tell tries to get through to him.
"Are you completely insane? What's the matter with you??" Gobo stands up and answers: "I'm a trained killer!" Tell: : "You ever killed anybody?"
"I could have killed you! But I wouldn't, now we are even. Now I don't owe you anything!" Tell: "What a logic. You got a unique perspective on the world, Gobbo.
Camp of Horst
Location: Unknown. It can be everywhere...perhaps the same place of the gambling brothers camp was (The Silverrider) Near Cenaret Rock?
The house of wood is next to the bridge of Quezac
Scene: They realized a terrible thing happenend to the warriors of the bridge.
Photo: On the bridge with Christian Duguay and the steady cam. This must be a skipped shot, because as far as I know, Tell always walked on the bridge. Copyright
Through the fog suddenly a silhouette appears on the other side of the bridge. He is approaching Tell with a huge 'machete.'
It's Horst, now Prince of the wasteland. He has followed Tell to find out more about Tell's secret. 1988
Above and below the same background. Note that the house (you see in the back) is not the house of Gobbo.
The house isn´t there anyore probably especially made for the set. The was located on the village side of the river.
There used to be a gap in the wall of the bridge
1988 2015 The hole in the bridge is filled up
1988 2018 1988
Scene: And at the end Tell still may not pass. Will he finally be able to pass the bridge?
The end of episode The Bridge.
The fields next to Bruzac bridge (episode 'The Headhunters').
This is most likely the location, a bit east of chateau La Caze (next to the Tarn river).
La caze beach in the back?
Fields Ispagnac/Quezac near the river, see the hills
Location: I don't know the exact spot. But you can see the same mountains in the back. Near Quezac bridge.
Unknow location. I think, this shot above, is made about a mile further. Because of the camera tricks you never know at what distance it's shot. We haven't found the exact path.
Here the meadow next to the bridge where 'Headhunters' was probably filmed.
Headhunters is filmed at: La Caze, Boissets fields and here next to the bridge of Quezac (Perhaps about 500 yards left of the bridge).