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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 04/2021

When the rebellious Elisabeth (“Sisi”) meets Franz, the Emperor of Austria, the young couple‘s intoxicating love completely upsets the power structure of the ruling family. After the wedding, the young empress not only has to find her bearings in a world that is foreign to her, but also has to assert herself against her mother-in-law Sophie and deal with Franz‘s unpredictable brother Maxi. While enemy troops are forming on the borders of the Habsburg Empire, a new revolution is in the air in Vienna. Elisabeth must find out whom she can trust and how high the price is to become empress and a figure of hope for an entire people.