'38 – Vienna Before the Fall

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38 - Auch das war Wien
Directed by Wolfgang Glück
Produced by Michael von Wolkenstein
Christine Gouze-Rénal (co-producer)
Herbert Reutterer (executive producer)
Written by Friedrich Torberg (novel)
Wolfgang Glück
Starring Tobias Engel
Sunnyi Melles
Music by Bert Grund
Cinematography Gérard Vandenberg
Edited by Heidi Handorf
Wolfgang B. Heine
Distributed by East West Classics
Release date
  • 1986 (1986) (Austria)
  • 23 April 1987 (1987-04-23) (West Germany)
Running time
97 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

'38 – Vienna Before the Fall (German: 38 – Auch das war Wien) is a 1987 Austrian-West German co-produced drama film directed by Wolfgang Glück. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 59th Academy Awards.[1] The German title is literally translated as '38 - That, too, was Vienna', but it is also known in English as '38 - Vienna Before the Fall. It is set in Vienna in 1937-38 at the time of the Anschluss.


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  1. ^ "The 59th Academy Awards (1987) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 

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