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Kronprinz Rudolf (2006)

A retelling of the tragic love affair between Austrian Archduke Rudolf and Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Cast

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Max von Thun ...
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Caroline Athanasiadis ...
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Gabriel Barylli ...
Miguel de Braganza
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Renate Brandtner ...
Gisela
Andrew Burey ...
Albrecht
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Bratfisch
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Julia Cencig ...
Marie Larisch
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Prime Minister Taaffe
Hilde Dalik ...
Anna (at Madame Wolf's)
Stefanie Dvorak ...
Ida Ferenczy
Saskia Fanta ...
Maid Erna
Manfred Feller ...
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The film recounts the last years of the life of the Austrian Crown Prince Rudolf of Hapsburg until his tragic death in Mayerling. They are highlighted the difficult relationship with his father, the Emperor Franz Joseph, and the affectionate bond with his mother, the Empress Sissi; the failed marriage to Stephanie of Belgium; and his romantic relationships with the prostitute Mizzi Kaspar and the young Baroness Mary Vetsera, together with whom he will die in Mayerling. The film endorses the reconstruction according to which the Archduke apparently committed suicide, overwhelmed not only by a role that weighed and imprisoned, but also from the disappointment due to the low esteem that his father would usually express.

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Rudolf - The true story of a royal rebel and his tragic love.


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30 April 2006 (Austria)  »

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The Crown Prince  »

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€11,000,000 (estimated)
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(2 episodes) | (original length) | (TV premiere) (heavily cut)

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1.33 : 1
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Max Von Thun is a descendant of Sophie Chotek, the spouse of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. He was a first cousin of his character in this mini series. See more »

Goofs

When Franz Joseph celebrates his 40th anniversary, he introduces Wilhelm as Prince Wilhelm. However, Wilhelm has been the Emperor of Germany six months prior. See more »

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Can't wait!

I can't vote as I haven't seen it yet, but am looking forward to that moment, especially as I enjoyed Omar Sharif and Catherine Deneuve in Mayerling. That was a splendid production.

This production will intrigue me though as the late Empress Zita insisted that they were murdered... Was she mistaken, or is that "truth" being ignored by the producer of this version?? I'm writing a script at the moment about the life of the Emperor Charles, and am making references to this part of the family history, so perhaps I'd better see this before I complete my story!

I'll be watching to see when the DVD is available. Or will it be released on TV in the UK? Can't wait!


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