Austria

Films. On the big screen.

It’s true – films can be fun and frivolous. But as well as being entertaining, travel movies are also a gateway to knowledge. A country’s history, culture, and people come alive on the screen, giving you a window into new worlds. Begin your journey through film now.

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Mayerling (1957)

Directed By Anatole Litvak, Kirk Browning

The different versions of this film (1936, 1957, 1968) are based on the real-life events leading to the apparent murder-suicide of Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera in 1889.

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The Third Man (1949)

Directed By Carol Reed

A British film noir that takes place in post-World War II Vienna. It focuses on Holly Martins, an American who is given a job in Vienna by his friend Harry Lime, but when Holly arrives in Vienna he gets the news that Lime is dead.

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Woman in Gold (2015)

Directed By Simon Curtis

The true story of a Jewish woman who fled Vienna during World War II and later fought the government of Austria to reclaim her family possessions seized by the Nazis prior to WWII, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’.

 

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