Before Winter Comes

Overview

In this bitter drama that takes place in the immediate aftermath of World War II, British Major Giles Burnside David Niven is assigned to a Austrian refugee camp, his orders to send the masses of displaced civilians to either the Russian or the American zone. Burnside is a by-the-books commander but has trouble making himself understood in the gaggle of different languages. But one of the refugees, Janovic, Topol, is energetic and can speak many languages and Burnside hires him as his interpreter. Janovic quickly...
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Overview

In this bitter drama that takes place in the immediate aftermath of World War II, British Major Giles Burnside David Niven is assigned to a Austrian refugee camp, his orders to send the masses of displaced civilians to either the Russian or the American zone. Burnside is a by-the-books commander but has trouble making himself understood in the gaggle of different languages. But one of the refugees, Janovic, Topol, is energetic and can speak many languages and Burnside hires him as his interpreter. Janovic quickly conveys Burnsides's directives and gets the way station running efficiently. Janovic even has time to romance a lovely innkeeper, Maria Anna Karina. But Janovic's love for Maria hits a brick wall when he finds that she is carrying on an illicit affair with Burnside. As the remaining refugees are being dispatched to the different zones of occupation, Janovic is found to be a Russian deserter who must be returned to the Russian mainland to be executed. Burnside offers to help him escape, but Janovic can't decide whether to trust Burnside or not.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/3/2012
  • UPC: 043396393196
  • Original Release: 1969
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  • Source: Sony Pictures Home
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 64,152

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Niven Maj. Giles Burnside
Topol Janovic
Anna Karina Maria
John Hurt Lt. Francis Pilkington
Anthony Quayle Brigadier-General Bewley
Ori Levy Kamenev
John Collin Sgt. Woody
George Innes Bill
Hugh Futcher Joe
Tony Selby Ted
Christopher Sandford Johnny
Larry Dann Al
Guy Deghy Kovacs
Mark Malicz Komenski
Gertan Klauber Russian Major
Hana-Maria Pravda Beata
Jeffry Wickham Captain Boots
Constantin de Goguel Russian Corporal
Harry Kalenberg Policeman
John Savident British Corporal
Karin Schroeder Pregnant Girl
Karel Stepanek Count Derassy
Technical Credits
J. Lee Thompson Director
John Blezard Art Director, Production Designer
Robert Emmett Ginna Producer
Ron Grainer Score Composer
Willy Kemplen Editor
Andrew Sinclair Screenwriter
Gilbert Taylor Cinematographer
Jake Wright Asst. Director
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