L’ATTENTAT DE SARAJEVO
52 minutes, 2014
Direction : Nedim LONCAREVIC (France, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Production : Equipage (France)
On 28 June 1914 the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, Franz Ferdinand, and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, a young Serbian nationalist.
A few weeks after the attack, the whole of Europe was at war and the police investigation was never really completed. Paul Gradvohl, a specialist in Central European history, decided to reopen an investigation begun a century ago.
He went to Sarajevo, visited the scene of the crime, appealed to colleagues in Sarajevo, Belgrade, Paris and Vienna, researched archives, confronted the different theories… working with many new or unknown images to reconstruct the murder.
Was the assassination a spontaneous act by young nationalist? Or was there a master-mind behind it? Who wanted war?
Return to the attack which was the first act of the Great War.