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Third Man, the scene with the cat,Schreyvogelgasse vienna

Third Man, the scene with the cat,Schreyvogelgasse

SchreyIn these times of the CORONA virus pandemic (COVID-19) travelling is not possible, but watching films is. To get a taste of Vienna see these films shot in Vienna.

The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed, starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli. The plot is based on Graham Green’s novel of post-World-War-II-Vienna and is framed by the unforgettable zither-melody by Anton Karras.

Woman in Gold is a 2015 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis, starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl and others. The film is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, fought the government of Austria (2004) to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II.
The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I was painted by Gustav Klimt in 1907, it was exposed for the public in the Upper Belvedere in Vienna until 2006. Now, it is displayed at the Neue Galerie in New York. Sites in Vienna seen in the film: neighborhood St. Ulrich in Vienna’s 7th district, Hofburg, Belvedere, Roosevelt platz and others.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action spy film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series, starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, and others. In the film, IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is on the run from the CIA, following the IMF’s disbandment as he tries to prove the existence of the Syndicate, an international mysterious terrorist consortium. The world premiere took place on July 23rd 2015 in the Vienna State Opera House. Sites in Vienna seen in the film: the Vienna State Opera House, outside and inside, stations of the Vienna Underground Trains (U-Bahn).

A Dangerous Method is a 2011 German-Canadian-British historical film, directed by David Cronenberg, starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and others. Describes the relationships between Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology; Sigmund Freud, founder of the discipline of psychoanalysis; and Sabina Spielrein, patient of Jung and later a physician and one of the first female psychoanalysts. Sites in Vienna seen in the film: Belvedere.

Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film, directed by Richard Linklater, starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and others. A young American man, and a young French woman, meet on a train and disembark in Vienna, where they spend the night walking around the city and getting to know each other. Sites in Vienna seen in the film: Ringstrasse, Vienna River, Albertina, City Park, pubs and others.

The Piano Teacher is a 2001 French-Austrian film directed by Michael Haneke. Starring Isabelle Huppert and Benoît Magimel. The film is based on 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Elfriede Jelinek’s 1983 novel of the same name. Sites in Vienna seen in the film: das Konzerthaus inside and outside.

Museum Hours is a 2012 Austrian-American drama film written and directed by Jem Cohen. The film is set in and around Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum.

See a list of my tours, which would take you to the places you will see in the films. Ask for a custom tour on one of these films.