Hannes Richter

The Third Man Party

Hannes Richter

The Vienna sewers, the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater, Orson Welles, and the haunting theme music of Anton Karas – In 1949, the iconic masterpiece The Third Man showed a mysterious and intriguing side of Vienna previously unseen on the big screen. 

Remembering this time of exciting adventures, elusive truths, and sheer elegance, the Embassy of Austria together with the International Spy Museum, hosted a Third Man-themed event on February 6, 2013.

For one evening, the guests had the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in this thrilling world of secrets, spies, and mysteries while discovering the Vienna of the Cold War era. The event featured original artifacts, multimedia presentations, as well as notable speakers and special guests including former CIA agent Tony Mendez, whose life and work the Oscar-winning movie Argo is based on.