Actor: Vilma Degischer

VILMA DEGISCHER – ICY ELEGANCE

If the character of Archduchess Sophie, young Sissi/Romy Schneider’s worst nightmare, has become so legendary and unforgettable, it is mainly due to excellent Vilma Degischer, who thanks (also) to her icy and apparently severe appearance proved to be the right person to play Emperor Franz Joseph’s mother.

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SISSI – FATEFUL YEARS OF AN EMPRESS

Third chapter of the successful saga directed by Ernst Marischka, Sissi – Fateful Years of an Empress has an even weaker personality than the unconvincing Sissi, the Young Empress. Following step by step the structure of the previous works, the film almost seems to us like a transitional film, especially if we think about the fact that it was supposed to be followed by a fourth feature film of the saga – to whose production Romy Schneider herself was strongly opposed.

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SISSI – THE YOUNG EMPRESS

In Sissi – The Young Empress, the difficulty of making the film a success is immediately evident, as if Ernst Marischka, living off his previous work, was struggling to pick up the thread of a discourse that had been interrupted at a point when a sequel was not even necessary.

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SISSI

Sissi, directed by Ernst Marischka, is a romantic comedy filmed in a pleasant and elegant way, clearly intended for an international distribution, in order to give the world a lively and joyful image of Austria and of what was, in its time, the Austro-Hungarian Empire.