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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 »

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Rudolf Brunngraber (screenplay), Ernst Marboe (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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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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The Best Loved Austrian Film Since "TWO HEARTS"


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 November 1952 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

1 april år 2000 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

Die Fliedermaus
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
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Satire - and not
11 April 2017 | by gayboydeluxeSee all my reviews

1. April 2000 is a 1952 political satire film, made during the Allied Occupation of Austria (1945–55). The script was reportedly commissioned at the request of the Austrian government, and is a political satire depicting a harmless, potentially congenial future Austria still subject to needless and stifling oversight by the four Allied powers, as established following the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. The film was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. And of course if failed. Miserably. 1. April 2000 is propaganda in its purest form. And should be seen as nothing else: government-funded whitewashing. Why do I give the film 8/10? Because it's well-made government-funded whitewashing.


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