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The film presents the political events surrounding the Anschluss in March of 1938 through the lives of Carola Hell, a popular young actress at the prestigious Theater in der Josefstadt, and Martin Hofmann, the Jewish journalist she plans to marry. When we encounter the couple in the lovely springtime weather their future is full of promise. They are determined to stay clear of politics. Yet in the climate of the time, nobody of her prominence or his religion can remain apolitical. Although Martin's journalist friend, Drechsler, calls to inform them that the Nazis plan to take over Austria soon, they concentrate on their work and their private happiness and dismiss the warnings.

  1. Wolfgang Glück

    Director, Writer

  2. Friedrich Torberg

    Author

  3. Lida Winiewicz

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tobias Engel

    Martin

  2. Sunnyi Melles

    Sunnyi Melles

    Carola

  3. Heinz Trixner

    Toni

  4. Romuald Pekny

    Sovary

  5. Ingrid Burkhard

    Ingrid Burkhard

    Frau Schostal

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'38 - Vienna Before the Fall
'38 - Vienna Before the Fall

Facts

Original Title 38 – Auch das war Wien

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 1986
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 37m

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