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The Crown Prince (2006)

Kronprinz Rudolf (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | TV Movie 30 April 2006
A retelling of the tragic love affair between Austrian Archduke Rudolf and Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Robert Dornhelm
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Cast

Credited cast:
Max von Thun Max von Thun ... Rudolf
Vittoria Puccini ... Mary Vetsera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Athanasiadis Caroline Athanasiadis ... Female Opera Singer
Gabriel Barylli Gabriel Barylli ... Miguel de Braganza
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Emperor Franz-Joseph
Renate Brandtner Renate Brandtner ... Gisela
Andrew Burey Andrew Burey ... Albrecht
Wolfgang Böck ... Bratfisch
Sandra Ceccarelli ... Empress Elisabeth 'Sisi'
Julia Cencig Julia Cencig ... Marie Larisch
Christian Clavier ... Prime Minister Taaffe
Hilde Dalik Hilde Dalik ... Anna (at Madame Wolf's)
Stefanie Dvorak Stefanie Dvorak ... Ida Ferenczy
Saskia Fanta Saskia Fanta ... Maid Erna
Manfred Feller Manfred Feller ... Petitioner
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Austria | France | Germany | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2006 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crown Prince See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Budget:

EUR11,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes) | (original length) | (TV premiere) (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Omar Sharif made a cameo appearance in this movie. Sharif had portrayed Rudolf in Mayerling (1968). See more »

Goofs

Early on in the second episode, a prostitute offers Rudolf and his friends two bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, with the familiar bottle and label --"Gentlemen, special delivery just in from France" . Although it purports to be around 1886 (Wilhelm mentions "It's 1866 all over again", to which Johanne responds "It's been twenty years Wilhelm, don't you have anything else to brag about?"), Dom Perignon's first vintage was in 1921. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Germany, broadcasting network ARD cut 85 minutes, leaving out the plot's political aspects to concentrate on the love story. Being a two-part movie in the original Austrian version, it was shown in one part. See more »

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Can't wait!
4 April 2007 | by franzhabsburgSee all my reviews

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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