Austrian drama films

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  1. 360

    360 (2011)


    360 is a 2011 ensemble drama film starring Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and other international actors, including several Slovaks. The film, directed by Fernando Meirelles, opened the 2011 London Film Festival. Magnolia Pictures released the film on video on demand on June 29, 2012 and was released in United States theaters on August 3, 2012.

  2. Amour

    Amour (2012)


    Amour (French for "Love") is a 2012 French-language drama film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers a stroke which paralyses her on the right side of her body. The film is a co-production between the French, German, and Austrian companies Les Films du Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, and Wega Film.

  3. Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise (1995)


    Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Linklater and Kim Krizan. The film follows Jesse (Ethan Hawke), a young American man, and Céline (Julie Delpy), a young French woman, who meet on a train and disembark in Vienna, where they spend the night walking around the city and getting to know each other.

  4. Das große Wunschkonzert

    Das große Wunschkonzert (1960)


    Big Request Concert (German: Das große Wunschkonzert) is a 1960 Austrian family film directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt. It was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.

  5. Der Bockerer

    Der Bockerer (1981)


    Der Bockerer is a 1981 Austrian drama film directed by Franz Antel. It was entered into the 12th Moscow International Film Festival where Karl Merkatz won the award for Best Actor. The film was also selected as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 54th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

  6. Der Kosak und die Nachtigall

    Der Kosak und die Nachtigall (1935)


    The Cossack and the Nightingale (German:Der Kosak und die Nachtigall) is a 1935 Austrian romantic thriller film directed by Phil Jutzi and starring Jarmila Novotna, Iván Petrovich and Gerda Maurus. The film's art direction was by Julius von Borsody.

  7. Der Müller und sein Kind

    Der Müller und sein Kind (1911)


    Der Müller und sein Kind, a silent film made in 1911, is the oldest Austrian drama film to survive in its entirety. It was produced by the Österreichisch-Ungarische Kinoindustrie, which later in 1911 changed its name to become the Wiener Kunstfilm-Industrie. The same company had filmed the same plot in the previous year, but of that version nothing survives.

  8. Der Prozeß

    Der Prozeß (1948)


    The Trial (German: Der Prozeß) is a 1948 Austrian drama film directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst. At the 9th Venice International Film Festival, Pabst won the Award for Best Director; Ernst Deutsch won the award for Best Actor and the Volpi Cup. The story is based on the events of the Tiszaeszlár Affair.

  9. Dicht hinter der Tür

    Dicht hinter der Tür (1984)


    Just Behind the Door (German: Dicht hinter der Tür) is a 1984 Austrian drama film directed by Mansur Madavi. The film was selected as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

  10. Die ewige Maske

    Die ewige Maske (1935)


    The Eternal Mask (German:Die ewige Maske) is a 1935 Austrian-Swiss drama film directed by Werner Hochbaum and starring Peter Petersen, Mathias Wieman and Franz Schafheitlin. The film was amongst the best ten foreign films of the year judged by the 1937 American National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. It also ran in competition at the 3rd Venice International Film Festival.

  11. Downfall

    Downfall (2004)


    Downfall (German: Der Untergang) is a 2004 German war film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler's reign over Nazi Germany in 1945.

  12. Egon Schiele - Exzesse

    Egon Schiele - Exzesse (1981)


    Egon Schiele – Exzess und Bestrafung, also known as Egon Schiele – Excess and Punishment (English) and Egon Schiele, enfer et passion (French) is a 1980 film based on the life of the Austrian artist Egon Schiele. It stars Mathieu Carriere as Schiele with Jane Birkin as his artist muse Walburga (Wally) Neuzil and Christine Kaufmann as his wife Edith and Kristina van Eyck as her sister. The film is essentially a depiction of obsession and its constituents of sex, alcohol and uncontrolled emotions. Set in Austria during the Great War, Schiele is depicted as the agent of social change leading to destruction of those he loves and ultimately of himself.

  13. Fever

    Fever (2014)


    Fever (German: Fieber) is a 2014 drama film directed by Elfi Mikesch and produced by Amour Fou. The film was shot in Luxembourg, Austria, Italy and Serbia and had its world premiere in the Panorama section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The film is set in Austria in the early 1950s.

  14. For a Moment, Freedom

    For a Moment, Freedom (2008)


    For a Moment Freedom (German: Ein Augenblick Freiheit; French: Pour un instant la liberté) is a 2008 film, written and directed by Austrian-Iranian filmmaker Arash T. Riahi.

  15. Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert (1953)


    Franz Schubert (original German title: Franz Schubert – Ein Leben in zwei Sätzen) is a 1953 Austrian film depicting composer Franz Schubert's life and work.

  16. Frau im Strom

    Frau im Strom (1939)


    Woman in the River (German:Frau im Strom) is a 1939 drama film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Hertha Feiler, Attila Hörbiger and Oskar Sima. The film was made by Wien-Film, a Vienna-based company set up after Austria had been incorporated into Greater Germany following the 1938 Anschluss.

  17. Funny Games

    Funny Games (1997)


    Funny Games is a 1997 Austrian psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke. The plot of the film involves two young men who hold a family hostage and torture them with sadistic games. The film was entered into the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. In 2007 it was remade in America by Haneke, this time with a different cast and a mostly American crew.

  18. Geheimnisvolle Tiefe

    Geheimnisvolle Tiefe (1949)


    Mysterious Shadows (German: Geheimnisvolle Tiefe) is a 1949 Austrian drama film directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst.

  19. Grand Central

    Grand Central (2013)


    Grand Central is a 2013 French-Austrian romance film co-written and directed by Rebecca Zlotowski. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it won the François Chalais Prize.

  20. Hotel

    Hotel (2004)


    Hotel is a 2004 Austrian drama film directed by Jessica Hausner. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

  21. Invisible Adversaries

    Invisible Adversaries (1977)


    Invisible Adversaries (German: Unsichtbare Gegner) is a 1977 Austrian experimental drama film directed by Valie Export, her debut feature film.

  22. Jedermanns Fest

    Jedermanns Fest (2002)


    Everyman's Feast, also known as Jedermanns Fest, is a 2002 Austrian drama film written and directed by Fritz Lehner. It was entered into the 24th Moscow International Film Festival.

  23. Jedermanns Frau

    Jedermanns Frau (1924)


    Everybody's Woman (German: Jedermanns Frau) is a 1924 Austrian silent drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring María Corda, May Hanbury and Jeffrey Bernard. A Montmartre flower-seller is transformed into a society lady for a bet.

  24. Klimt

    Klimt (2006)


    Klimt is a 2006 Austrian art-house biographical film about the life of the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). It was written and directed by Raoul Ruiz, with an English screenplay adaptation by Gilbert Adair. The director of photography was Ricardo Aronovich, and the music was composed by Jorge Arriagada. The title role was played by John Malkovich and the cast included Stephen Dillane. Both a 130 minute long director's cut and a shortened producer's cut of 96 minutes were shown at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival.

  25. Life's Mirror

    Life's Mirror (1938)


    Mirror of Life (German:Spiegel des Lebens) is a 1938 Austrian drama film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Peter Petersen, Paula Wessely and Attila Hörbiger. The film's sets were overseen by art director Julius von Borsody.

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