Sunday, 20. April 2014
15. 05. 12. - 19:15
Tim Burton’s new film and a satirical comedy are now on at the Burgkino Vienna.
The downtown cinema will show "Dark Shadows" starring Johnny Depp ("The Ninth Gate", "Blow") and "The Dictator" by Sacha Baron Cohen tomorrow (Weds). "Dark Shadows" unites Burton ("Batman", "Corpse Bride") and Depp once more. The Hollywood stars previously collaborated for hits such as "Edward Scissorhands" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street".
It has to be seen whether Cohen manages to outdo the success of his mockumentaries "Borat" and "Brüno" with "The Dictator" which has been directed by Larry Charles. Cohen stars as Admiral General Aladeen in the new film, a fictional repressive political leader from Northern Africa.
The Akademietheater – which cooperates with Vienna’s most famous theatre, the Burgtheater – currently offers "Wastwater". In the new play, Simon Stephens focuses on six people’s immensely bleak and depressing lives. After a while, the audience realises how the individual scenes are linked to each other.
"Wastwater" tells from sad farewells, tragic sexual affairs and child trafficking. The actors’ achievements won unanimous acclaim by theatregoers and critics but the play’s plot and direction received mixed reactions. The performances of Elisabeth Orth, Daniel Sträßer and Peter Knaack are outstanding.
"Die Kommune" by Mogens Rukov and Thomas Vinterberg is on at the Akademietheater as well. Tilo Nest is part of the cast of both "Wastwater" and "Die Kommune". The cast of the latter play – which portrays a 1970s commune – also features Regina Fritsch, Alexandra Henkel and Joachim Meyerhoff ("Professor Bernhardi").
The Wien Museum, which is located at Karlsplatz in Vienna-Innere Stadt, has put the fashion collection of Katarina Noever on display. "Mehr als Mode" (More Than Just Fashion) reveals how Noever created interest for fashion from around the world among the city’s more open-minded citizens in the 1060s and 1970s. The special exhibit includes clothing from Japan among other countries but also photographs and newspaper articles about Noever’s engagements as a model.
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Pink Easter bunny helps Vienna art world pay tribute to Dürer
The Viennese art world has created its own version of the Easter Bunny – by making a giant sized sculpture of the famous Albrecht Dürer painting currently on display until 29 June as part of the exhibition "Dürer, Michelangelo, Rubens"
Pressure Group To Tackle Victims Of Austrian Officialdom
A group of businessmen fed up at the way companies are being squeezed not only by red tape but also by ever newer taxes have taken to the Internet to try and build up pressure for change.
First Hotel in Millstatt Celebrates 130th Anniversary on Summer 2014
Luxury hotel See-Villa in Millstatt, Carinthia opens its doors anew to welcome the 2014 summer season and celebrates its 130th founding anniversary in Austria's summer capital.
Austrian Teen Girls Become Pin Ups For Syrian Jihad
Interpol is searching for two Austrian teenage girls who they believe have been tricked into going to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels.
As seen at Haydn Kino: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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Schools Ordered To Save, But Also To Buy Expensive Scales
Austria's embattled finance ministry has been dragged into a new scandal after it emerged that at the same time as demanding schools save 57 Millionen Euros, they were also expected to find an additional 3 million to buy an approved set of weighing scales.
OAP Hunts Down THIS Hit And Run Cyclist
Does anyone recognise this cyclist? If so you can get yourself 200 euros, and do a good deed in the process.
Property price rise continues
The price of property in Vienna has now spiralled so much that every 4th apartment comes with a price tag of 500,000 or more. And every second flat costs 300,000 or more.
Free Staff For One Person Companies - But Only In NÖ
Since the beginning of the year one-man-companies, the so called "Ein-Personen-Unternehmen" in Lower Austria have been entitled to help in the form of a free assistant.
What is on at Burg Kino this week? (18 April - 24 April)
This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:
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