Tales from the Vienna Woods

Based on a novel by Ödön von Horvath
Directed by
Maximilian Schell
Year of production:
Hanno Pöschl, Birgit Doll, Helmut Qualtinger, Götz Kaufmann, Jane Tilden

Vienna around 1930. A young woman tries in vain to escape her background. She is broken by the morbid desires and moral abyss that hide behind the facade of the narrow-minded petty bourgeoisie. With great atmospheric intensity ‘Tales from the Vienna Woods’ offers a biting and gloomy but also funny satirical review of the morbid conditions on the eve of the Nazis’ rise to power.