DVD - 2009 | French
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A young baron's daughter begins a tumultuous affair with an Archduke that is heir to the Austrian throne. Based on the true story of the tragic events surrounding the life of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Baroness Mary Vetsera.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, c2009
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781604652093
Branch Call Number: DVD Maye


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Jul 03, 2014

A magnificent film based on an important, mysterious historical event. (If you're not familiar with the event, don't research it till after you see the film.) Wonderfully exploits the extraordinary, underplayed, naive hypnotic intensity of 19-year-old Danielle Darrieux opposite the commanding personality of 37-year-old Charles Boyer. (Watch their faces, not just the subtitles.) Brilliant sets and music. (The same two stars were well paired again seventeen years later in The Earrings of Madame de ...)

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