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What would House of Cards be like in Vienna

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

The third, highly-anticipated season of House of Cards doesn't even have a release date, but a film company called Filmspektakel, based in Austria, has a treat for the show's fans. One of the filmmakers there, Thomas Poecksteiner, shot a frame-by-frame recreation of the show's opening credits in Vienna, a process that took four months.  And now Vienna is the looming, macabre political power it always wanted to be.

Here are the opening Vienna credits without the D.C. split-screen:

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