1. April 2000 (1952) DVD
1. April 2000 (1952)
Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner
Writers: Rudolf Brunngraber (screenplay), Ernst Marboe(screenplay)
Stars: Hilde Krahl, Josef Meinrad, Waltraut Haas
At the end of World War II, Austria was divided into four sectors, each governed by a separate world power. The Austrian citizenry chafed against foreign rule, and dreamed of the day that their country would again be an independent, self-governing nation. This is the premise of 1 April 2000 which prophesizes that independence will arrive on the titular date. To add a bit of spice to the proceedings, the scriptwriters contrive to have Austria's fate in the hands of a woman (Hilde Krahl) who is susceptible to romance. 1 April 2000 concludes with the imaginary "World Security Council" quelling a disastrous revolution armed with little more than good intentions. Financed by the Austrian government, 1 April 2000 is a mediocre effort even by the questionable standards of nationalistic propaganda.