Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress

1955

Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress

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Romy Schneider makes an impressive starring debut in the delightful Austrian comedy Sissi. The titular heroine is a preteen 19th century lass of noble birth, who charms everyone she meets. Especially impressed is young Franz Joseph, emperor the Hapsburg Empire. When Sissi comes of age, the emperor pursues the girl romantically, with fascinating results. Filmed in 1955, Sissi was the first of a popular series of films showcasing Romy Schneider as the young Empress Elizabeth. The actress' mother, Magda Schneider, also appears prominently in the proceedings.

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  • It's fascinating to contrast these films with the darker (literally and thematically) post-war offerings of the Italian neorealists that were produced only a few years earlier.

    Nov 23, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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  • Jul 31, 2010
    So many good childhood memories are tied to this film. Sissi is one of my most prized film characters!
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