In 1938, Austria is about to become a part of the Third Reich. A theater actress and a Jewish journalist fall in love and spend time together completely ignoring the political turmoil of the time despite friendly warnings.

Director:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Successful WWI pilot Luciano Serra has problems adjusting to an ordinary life in peace, so he leaves his family and becomes a pilot in America. In the 30s, his son in Italy wants also to ... See full summary »

Director: Goffredo Alessandrini
Stars: Amedeo Nazzari, Germana Paolieri, Roberto Villa
Verboten! (1959)
Thriller | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young American serviceman, stationed in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich, jeopardises his position with the Marshall Plan relief effort by breaking the non-fraternisatiom rule ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Fuller
Stars: James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Exploring the life of Peter, from being a successful fisherman to becoming a follower of Jesus Christ and being dependent on Jesus Christ.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: John Saxon, Howard Keel, Susan Kohner
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Comedy about the people who inhabit a small town. For years the overbearing Pavek has endured Otik, the "town idiot," sharing his meals and the front seat of their dump truck. But Otik is ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Menzel
Stars: János Bán, Marián Labuda, Rudolf Hrusínský
The Trap (1959)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama
Stars: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A woman whose husband has been killed in WWII lives with her father-in-law in the desert. She cannot leave and go back to her family, because that would mean the end of hope that her husband, a heroic pilot, might return one day.

Director: Khodzha Kuli Narliyev
Stars: Maya-Gozel Aimedova, Aynabat Amanliyeva, Baba Annanov
Ursus (1961)
Action | Fantasy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ursus returns from war to find his fiancée, Attea, has been kidnapped by a mysterious sect which sacrifices virgins to its patron goddess. Ursus faces much treachery and is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Campogalliani
Stars: Ed Fury, Cristina Gaioni, Moira Orfei
The Assault (1986)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In January 1945, during the 2nd world-war, the Dutch resistance kills a collaborator in the street where the 12 year old Anton Steenwijk lives. The man was shot in front of his neighbors ... See full summary »

Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Derek de Lint, Marc van Uchelen, Monique van de Ven
White Gold (1927)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A beautiful young Mexican girl marries an Arizona sheep rancher and returns with him to his ranch, where he lives with his elderly father. The father, not used to sharing his son's ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: Jetta Goudal, Kenneth Thomson, George Bancroft
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent
Stars: José Isbert, Julia Martínez, Juanjo Menéndez
Lin zexu (1959)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Junli Zheng
Stars: Nan Deng, Qianli Qian, Yi Qin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"A young man who is unable to tell his childhood friend how he feels makes a pledge with her to reveal all of their secrets during the upcoming festival." (Hulu)

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Stars: Yasumi Hara, Kuniko Igawa, Junji Soneda
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Engel ...
Martin
...
Carola
Heinz Trixner ...
Toni
Romuald Pekny ...
Sovary
Ingrid Burkhard ...
Frau Schostal
Josef Fröhlich ...
Kemetter
Tanja von Oertzen ...
Frau von Wartenburg
Lotte Ledl ...
Carola's Mutter (Carola's Mother)
David Cameron ...
Oberst (Colonel)
Walter Starz ...
Sollnau
Lukas Resetarits ...
Taxichauffeur (Cabdriver)
Gerhard Bronner
Miguel Herz-Kestranek
Michael Kehlmann
Ulf Dieter Kusdas
Edit

Storyline

In 1938, Austria is about to become a part of the Third Reich. A theater actress and a Jewish journalist fall in love and spend time together completely ignoring the political turmoil of the time despite friendly warnings.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1986 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

38 - Vienna Before the Fall  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first Austrian film to be nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss '38 (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?