Synopsis: On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is in Sarajevo with his wife, Sophie. While through the city by car, they are victims of an attack and die. This is the trigger of the First World War.
Genre: Drama, History, War
98 min

Bosnia and Herzegovina were annexed

by the Habsburg Empire in 1908.

on 28 June 1914 the heir apparent

Franz Ferdinand went to Sarajevo

what happened that day, would

change the world


Sarajevo, 1914

Herr Pfeffer, did you hear what


A bomb was thrown

at the imperial car.

It exploded under the car.

Lieutenant Colonel Merizzi

was slightly injured.

Has the perpetrator been arrested?

- They Wanted to lynch him.

But he was arrested,

they want you to interrogate him.

Who wants that?

- Councillor Fiedler.

The heir apparent is outraged,

he wants to know who's behind it.

Why is he so wet?

- He jumped into the Miljacka River.

He wanted to die,

but it wasn't deep enough.

What's his name?

- Don't know.

Do you speak German?

What is your name?

He was wounded in the mouth, he

probably wanted to swallow poison

Can you write?

Give me a pencil and paper.

If you can't talk, then

write your name and age.

Nedeljko abrinovi, nineteen.

Let Dr. Sattler have a look at him,

then I'll question him.


- Hi, Herbert.

He injured his hands,

and broke two ribs.

I treated the wounds.

He thinks he's invulnerable.

- Who?

Franz Ferdinand. He was warned.

Yesterday at dinner.

Count Harrach said it was dangerous.

You know what he said?

Our life is always in danger.

We must trust God.

God will protect him.

What kind of poison did abrinovi


Cyanide I think,

but it was too old.

So I can interrogate him?

Many bi-standers were hit by


Where were you?

- On the way.

Didn't you want to cheer?

- Nobody missed me, I guess.

I'll see you tonight?

- If it's resolved.

You are a Bosnian Serb.

They found your passport.

You came from Belgrade.

What did you do there?

Do you want to destroy Serbia?

Or us all together?

Answer, please.

You injured people,

have the courage to answer.

Who gave you the bomb?

Talking isn't your forte, huh?

You'd prefer to to talk

about belief, then you're blind.

Like you.

- Excuse me?

The Emperor is good, the people

love him.

And Austria too.

That's what you believe.

Who ordered you to throw the bomb?

Someone shot His Imperial Highness

and the Duchess.


- Ten minutes ago.

Another attack?

They were taken to the Konak Hotel.

Excuse me.

Herr Pfeffer?

Frulein Jeftanovi,

what are you doing here?

I'm looking for my father. He wanted to go

to the reception for the heir apparent...

but they wouldn't let me in

- he accompanied him?

I don't know, we put our car

at his disposal.

I'll inform you immediately

when I know more.

Please go home.

Councillor Fiedler?

The Duchess is on her way here,


His Imperial Highness

bled to death at her side.

Governor Potiorek wants to see you

in his office in about 20 minutes.


What are you doing here?

I have to prepare the bodies for the trip

back to Vienna, their physician can't do it.

So that the duke and duchess don't rot.

Five litres of formaldehyde

in the carotid artery.

His trust in God didn't protect him.

Governor Potiorek is waiting for you.

Herr Pfeffer.

Sit down.

Do you know what happened?

- Not quite.

They threw a bomb at him.

It bounced off his arm

when he wanted to protect his wife.

It exploded under Merizzi's car.

- Luckily, the driver sped off.

He drove us to the city hall.

- Us?

I was in the car with His Imperial

Highness. He was furious.

Someone dared throw a bomb at him.

So he was safe at the city hall?

For a while. But he wanted to

visit Merizzi.

So we drove away.

What could we do?

I don't understand very well.

- What don't you understand?

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Martin Ambrosch

All Martin Ambrosch scripts | Martin Ambrosch Scripts

(0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Sarajevo" STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 9 Dec. 2022. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer


    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.