hood latch broken on 2002 BMW 745i

The hood release latch inside the car isn't working. How can I manually open the hood if that latch is broken?

Asked by for the 2002 BMW 745i
best to confirm, i have had the bowden cable break at the lever on the inside of the car, but if cable has completely snapped and it is confirmed, easiest way i have done it is by destroying one of the kidney grilles and operating the latch.

i have seen others removing radiators and such from underneath, but you could be spending countless hours any other way