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Sisi auf Schloß Gödöllö

Alternative title
Sisi at Gödöllö Castle
Synopsis
Feature film depicting a few hours of the life of Empress Elisabeth (1837-1898). Residing at the Hungarian castle Gödöllö in the company of actors, gypsies, and Siamese twins, Elisabeth (Ursula Ofner)decides to stage her favourite play: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The celebration gets out of kilter and Elisabeth’s midsummer night’s dream turns into a bizarre nightmare.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Austria
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Duration
40 mins
Availability
No archive copy or non-theatric distributor found (11/2008)

Credits

Producer
Christian Frosch; Jost Hering
Cinematographer
Johannes Hammel
Writer
Christian Frosch
Music
Michael Palm
Costume
Alfred Mayerhofer
Art Direction
Michaela Pedratscher
Cast
Gerald Schubert 
Haymon Maria Buttinger 
Hjalmar Este 
Newton. Lauren 
Ursual OfnerEmpress Elisabeth

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre

Notes

Reviews
'In Sisi at Gödöllö Castle, Christian Frosch lustfully takes apart not only the empress and Heimatkino (Homeland Film), but also knows how to surprise one with the artful use of colour, music and mimicry. Ursula Ofner plays the decadent ruler with wonderful self-exaggeration - on a background of green and orange, black and blood red. A symmetrical Heimat operetta full of self irony, which takes its colour key from a Dürer Madonna, and is choreographed to every kind of bodily fluid.' (Stefan Grissemann, Sixpack Film)

Source: Austrian Independent Film and Video Database at www.filmvideao.at (accessed 11/2008).

Production Company

Name

Jost Hering Film Production

Distributor

Name

Sixpackfilm

Email
office@sixpackfilm.com
Web
http://www.sixpackfilm.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+43/1/526 09 90
Fax
+43/1/526 09 92
Address
Neubaugasse 45/13
Vienna
1070
Austria

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