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1. April 2000 (1952)

It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria's ... See full summary »


Rudolf Brunngraber (screenplay), Ernst Marboe (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilde Krahl ... President of the Global Union
Josef Meinrad ... Prime Minister of Austria
Waltraut Haas ... Mitzi
Judith Holzmeister ... Ina Equiquiza
Elisabeth Stemberger Elisabeth Stemberger ... Sekretärin
Ulrich Bettac ... Moderator Robinson
Karl Ehmann Karl Ehmann ... Cabinet Chief
Peter Gerhard Peter Gerhard ... Hieronymus Gallup
Curd Jürgens ... Capitano Herakles
Robert Michal Robert Michal ... Wei Yao Chee
Heinz Moog Heinz Moog ... Hajji Halef Omar
Guido Wieland Guido Wieland ... Alessandro Bibalini
Paul Hörbiger ... Augustin
Hans Moser ... Composer
Pepi Glöckner-Kramer Pepi Glöckner-Kramer


It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria's newly-elected president, makes his inauguration speech, he declares Austrian independence and issues an edict ending Austria's financial support for the Global Union. The Global Union President arrives in a flying-saucer with her retinue of world-soldiers, equipped with death-ray guns, to put an end to the rebellion. The president and the country are put on trial. The Austrian president recounts the country's' long battle for peace, and shows how Austria stopped the invasion of the Turks, and gave the world the operetta and the waltz. He organizes a mass parade with flora floats and a brass band playing the Austrian Freedom Song in order to appeal to the court's impartiality. A 1943 document signed by Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin and assuring Austria of independence is presented. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Not only a film, a demonstration
19 January 2000 | by SchurlSee all my reviews

1. April 2000 is a political science-fiction comedy, which was made to show the situation of Austria in the early fifties. At that time Austria was occupied by the four powers, USA, Great Britain, France and the Soviet-Union but had an own government. For 7 years this government had tried to become fully independent again. The film shows the situation of Austria and the world nearly 50 years later in a very humorous way. At our time its really funny how they thought at that time the world would be. The four powers were still ruling over Austria and the prime minister proclaimed independence. So the court was siting together over the whole country and the prime minister showed the history of the last thousand years. The actors playing in the film were the who is who of Austrian actors.

Austria got a state-contract two years later, so situation changed. Today the film is not only a film over the history of Austria it is a part of this history itself. Maybe something for April, 1st 2000

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19 November 1952 (Austria) See more »

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