Edwige Feuillère stars as Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s “object of affection” in Max Ophuls’ lavish politically-themed romance.
Richard Brody has commended Ophuls for capturing “the historical implications of seemingly trivial intimate gestures”, while his characteristic fascination with the trappings of imperial Vienna – exquisitely designed by key collaborator Jean d’Eaubonne – means that we can overlook – at our peril and if we desire – the deeper meanings and traps of his luxurious aesthetic.
With John Lodge (The Scarlet Empress).
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