Movies and videoclips

sound music

Films by UCD Students in Vienna

“Die Mädels” and Hans-Jörg Rap about Vienna

Feature Films

The Sound of Music (1965) G. In Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest collaboration, a feisty postulant named Maria (Julie Andrews) is sent to care for the unruly, motherless Von Trapp children. She soon tames them — and finds herself falling for their stern father (Christopher Plummer). Oscar-winning director Robert Wise used stunning Austrian locations to transform the popular stage musical into a cinema classic in which the hills truly seemed to come alive. Genre: Family Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas. This movie is: Feel-good, Sentimental, Romantic, Emotional. (Netflix blurb)

Amadeus (1984) PG. F. Murray Abraham earned a Best Actor Oscar for his imperious performance as Antonio Salieri, a mediocre composer whose churlish young rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) wins immortality with his musical genius. Not happy to see his talent eclipsed, Salieri dons a disguise and deviously plots revenge, obsessed with muffling Mozart’s maddening laughter. Milos Forman’s masterful drama also won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. Genre: Biographies, Pre-20th Cemtury Period Pieces. (Netflix blurb)

The Third Man (1949) NR. After arriving in post-World War II Vienna, unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) learns that his friend Harry (Orson Welles) has died in an accident. Compelled to investigate the death, Holly slowly uncovers startling revelations about Harry’s life. Based on a novel by Graham Greene, this classic film noir thriller earned an Academy Award nomination for director Carol Reed and won an Oscar for Best Cinematography. Genre: Film Noir, Mystery, Classic Thrillers. (Netflix blurb). See the Trailer.


Rick Steve’s Europe: Vienna and the Danube

Rick Steve’s Europe: Salzburg and Suroundings

I Have Never Forgotten You. The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (2006)  PG 13. Oscar winner Nicole Kidman narrates this fascinating Tribeca Film Festival selection from documentarian Richard Tank, the story of architect turned Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. After losing nearly 90 family members in the Holocaust and surviving a German death camp, Wiesenthal volunteered to help the American War Crimes Unit track down war criminals on the lam and went on to find more than 1,000.Genre: Biographical Documentaries, Historical Documentaries. (Netflix blurb).