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The road to war

TV Documentary, 52 mins (ORF), 2012
Directors: Robert Gokl and Leo Bauer (Re-enactments)

“THE ROAD TO WAR” explores how the Sarajevo assassination that led to World War I came about and features international historians, previously unseen archive footage and complex re-enactments.
The documentary also examines how Austria-Hungary used the murder of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, to launch a war against Serbia that soon became a global conflict.

Funded by Fernsehfonds Austria, Land Niederösterreich, Filmfonds Wien

Credits

Director
Robert Gokl

Director, Re-enactments
Leo Bauer

Cast
General Oskar Potiorek – Peter Moucka
Archduke Franz Ferdinand – Martin Muliar
Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg – Gisela Salcher
Gavrilo Princip – Vedran Kos
Franz Graf Harrach – Winfried Lahme
Driver Leopold Loika – Robert Kolar

Camera
Helmut Wimmer aac.

Editor
Oliver Wendlinger

Music
Kurt Adametz

Sound Recordist
Bruno Pisek

Producers
Michael Cencig, Fritz Kalteis

A co-production of Metafilm, ORF and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Category

TV-DOCUMENTARY