Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald


Vienna around 1930. A young woman tries in vain to escape her social milieu. She is shattered by the morbid desires and moral abysses that hide behind the façade of the narrow-minded petty bourgeoisie. With great atmospheric intensity, “Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald” offers a bitterly wicked, sombre, but also comically satirical look back at the morbid conditions on the eve of the National Socialist takeover.

Birgit Doll – Marianne
Hanno Pöschl – Alfred
Helmut Qualtinger – Zauberkönig
Jane Tilden – Valerie
Adrienne Gessner – Alfreds Großmutter
Götz Kauffmann – Oskar
André Heller – Hierlinger

Based on a novel by Ödön von Horvath

Maximilian Schell – Director

In 1980, the film was awarded the silver film prize at the German Film Awards.