Tales from the Vienna Woods

Tales from the Vienna Woods

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4,99 € / 48 hours

Purchase price:  

11,99

1979 92 min Drama Age rating: 12
Language: German

The film adaptation of Ödön von Horvath's play about petit-bourgeois disasters: The "dear, sweet" girl Marianne

(Birgit Doll), daughter of the so-called Magic King (Helmut Qualtinger) is engaged to the stuffy butcher Oskar (Götz Kauffmann). She runs away from him because she falls in love with the philanderer and womanizer Alfred (Hanno Pöschl), who in turn later abandons her with their son Leopold. Since her father has disowned Marianne, she has to perform in revealing numbers at the nightclub "Maxim", where she is seen by her father and former friends, who ultimately force a "good ending", which, however, means resignation and collapse for Marianne.

"Nothing gives as much a feeling of infinity as stupidity." ÖDÖN VON HORVATH

Cast  

Birgit Doll, Hanno Pöschl, Helmut Qualtinger, Jane Tilden, Adrienne Gessner, Götz Kauffmann, André Heller, Norbert Schiller, Robert Meyer and many more

Director  

Maximilian Schell
Screenplay  

Christopher Hampton, Maximilian Schell
Camera  

Klaus König
Producers  

MFG-Film GmbH, München, Arabella-Film, Wien, in Zusammenarbeit mit Solaris-Film, München und dem Bayerischen Rundfunk.
Editing  

Dagmar Hirtz
Staff  

PRODUCTION: Maximilian Schell

CO-PRODUCER: Franz Seitz-Filmproduktion, München

OVERALL MUSICAL DIRECTION: Toni Stricker

EQUIPMENT: Ernst Wurzer

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Bernd Eichinger


Production  

Satel Film
Country of Production  

Austria

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