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Sarajewo - The End of an Era

 
Title: Sarajewo - The End of an Era
Original title: Sarajevo - um Thron und Liebe
Format: two hours
Starring: Luise Ullrich
Ewald Balser
Hans Thimig
Erik Frey
Wolfgang Lier
Klaus Kinski
Josef Meinrad
Directed by: Fritz Kortner
Produced by: Produced by Wiener Mundus-Film

Sarajewo - The End of an Era

The year is 1914. Despite political tensions wracking the Austro-Hungarian empire and numerous warnings about Serbian conspirators, the crown prince, archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife Sophie arrive to pay an official visit to the town of Sarajevo. Although the police have taken all security precautions possible, the perpetrators manage to throw a bomb into the archduke's car. The archduke's presence of mind saves his life. It is only after the reception at the city's town hall, as the archduke is on his way to pay a visit to his badly-wounded adjutant, that the crown prince and his wife, who stayed by his side although she knew what was in store for her, are cut down by the hail of bullets which set off World War I.