Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979 film)

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Tales from the Vienna Woods
Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979 film).jpg
Film poster
Directed byMaximilian Schell
Written byChristopher Hampton
Ödön von Horvath (play)
Maximilian Schell
StarringBirgit Doll
CinematographyKlaus König
Arabella Film
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Franz Seitz Filmproduktion
Solaris Film
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
  • October 1979 (1979-10)
Running time
90 minutes
West Germany

Tales from the Vienna Woods (German: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald) is a 1979 Austrian-German drama film directed by Maximilian Schell.[1] The film was adapted from the play by Ödön von Horvath. It was selected as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2] It was the final film for veteran actress Lil Dagover who started her film career in the 1910s.


In Vienna, in 1930, a young woman falls in love with a gambler and leaves her fiancé, a common butcher. They become a couple and have a baby, but he gets bored and leaves them. Without means to support herself, her downfall begins.


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  1. ^ "Tales from the Vienna Woods". mubi. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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