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Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979)
"Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald" (original title)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Birgit Doll ...
Marianne
Hanno Pöschl ...
Alfred
Helmut Qualtinger ...
Zauberkönig
Jane Tilden ...
Valerie
Adrienne Gessner ...
Alfred's Grandmother
Götz Kauffmann ...
Oskar
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Hierlinger
Norbert Schiller ...
Rittmeister
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Mister
Robert Meyer ...
Erich
Martha Wallner ...
Alfred's Mother
Walter Schmidinger ...
Conférencier
Elisabeth Epp ...
Baroness
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Helene
Vadim Glowna ...
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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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Lachen's nur
Lyrics by André Heller
Music by Toni Stricker
Performed by André Heller
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Unforgettable
6 January 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

An unforgettable evokation of the city, its feel, life, ambience, air. Unforgettable photography of one of the most often-depicted places on earth. Dramatically, there is a sentimental side to the story that is both disconcerting and perfectly APT: why else would despair exist, if it weren't for the dreariness of people? Vienna's mortality, too, is the fountainhead of art. What greater love?


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