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Episode 116: Sarajevo


The events in Sarajevo in June 1914 are the backdrop for a thriller directed by Andreas Prochaska and written by Martin Ambrosch, focusing on the examining magistrate Dr. Leo Pfeffer (Florian Teichtmeister) investigating the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.


It's foreign movie time ladies and gentlemen. This week, we're reading about the conspiracy behind the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. You probably remember the one-sentence blip of a fact from grade school that Franz Ferdinand's assassination was the spark that ignited World War I. This movie shines a spotlight on the inconsistencies behind the story. There's a whole JFK-sized whirlwind of conflicting facts and conspiracies that Wikipedia doesn't even touch on. No one seems to care that little bicycle-riding Leo Pfeffer did his best to let the world know that The Great War was started by Ferdinand's own people plotting to kill him. I guess in hindsight, it hardly matters because if it wasn't a false assassination, it was going to be some other excuse for Europe to start fighting. Back to the movie, Gordon and I learned a lot about the assassination, the motives behind it, and about the art of great mustache. It was an interesting read but not a very entertaining movie. Dr. Pfeffer solves the case almost immediately at the beginning of the movie and then pedals around for hours finding more and more proof, flirting with his own assassination as he sticks his nose in all the places his government doesn't want it. Definitely give it a watch for the documentary aspect of the film. After the news, we're rambling about The Change-Up, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, God of War, and Avengers: Infinity War. Next week, we're watching Wind River.

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