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'38 (38 - Vienna Before the Fall)

Original title
'38 (38 - Auch das war Wien)
Year
Running time
97 min.
Country
Austria Austria
Director
Screenwriter
Wolfgang Glück (Novel: Friedrich Torberg)
Music
Miscellaneous
Cinematography
Gerard Vandenberg
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Austria.Germany; Satel-Film / Almaro Film
Genre
Drama | Nazism. 1930s
Synopsis / Plot
Vienna, Autumn 1937. Carola Hell, an actress at the Josefstadt Theater, is in love with a Jewish writer, Martin Hofmann. Hofmann's journalist friend, Drechsler, warns them that the Austrian Nazis will soon come into power and advises them to leave the country, but Martin and Carola are not very interested in politics. While on tour in Berlin, Carola gets to know the Nazis. Despite her success in 'Emilia Galotti' she is detained by the police because she had dared to criticize the Nazis for their harassment of people. Carola obtains a film role and observes the increasing antisemitism.

Awards
1986: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
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