Die verliebte Firma was Max Ophüls' first feature film. The story follows a movie crew who is filming a musical in a small and idyllic alpine village. After their temperamental leading lady... See full summary »
Bohemia in the 19th century, stage-coach driver Hans, loves the mayor's daughter Marie, but she is promised Wenzel, the son of another wealthy farmer. Marie refuses to marry Wenzel because ... See full summary »
Herr Werther, a new magistrate to the Grand Duchy of Walheim who is a violinist and poet, seems to have fate on his side as he meets and pursues a beautiful local woman, Charlotte. But as ... See full summary »
Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end his affair with Baroness Eggerdorff when he meets the young Christine, the daughter of ... See full summary »
Two ghosts attend an engagement party, unseen by the other guests. One ghost, Dupont, is the father of the bride-to-be. He looks back on his marriage to her mother. His wife Annette was ... See full summary »
In the late 1800's, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, falls for Sophie Chotek, a Czech countess. He's already a problem to the Crown because of his political ideas; this... See full summary »
a sparkling romantic comedy in sparkling wine business
All these people drinking and boozing sparkling wine all the time in the picturesque Rhineland Palatine is very joyful. A young man will inherit the family wine production if he doesn't drink any alcohol for several weeks, a terrible situation. And he falls in love with his main wine competitor. It is so funny from beginning to end, with a strong rhythm and fast edting (which is seldom the case in Ophüls movies). And there is one splendid camera movement during the heritage sequence. Not an Ophüls masterpiece, but a complete controlled comedy you won't forget.
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