1975 · Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Germany - Veljko Bulajić
The Day That Shook the World is the English language title for the 1975 Czechoslovakian/Yugoslavian/German co-production film called Sarajevski atentat. The film, starring Christopher Plummer and Florinda Bolkan is about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie in Sarajevo in 1914 and the immediate aftermath that led to the outbreak of World War I. When the only surviving heir to the Emperor of Austro-Hungary, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (Christopher Plummer) was killed by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist, on June 28, 1914, his death set in motion a chain of events which resulted in the First World War. This movie chronicles the events surrounding that death and its aftermath. The assassination gave the Germans and Austrians reason to fear that Russia was actively fomenting unrest in the Balkans, for Serbia was a bone of contention throughout the region.