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FROM MAYERLING TO SARAJEVO

FROM MAYERLING TO SARAJEVO

FROM MAYERLING TO SARAJEVO

1940 / 89min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MAX OPHÜLS

CAST: EDWIGE FEUILLèRE, JOHN LODGE, AIMé CLARIOND

The proverbial lost masterpiece in a filmography full of them, Ophüls’s elegant film of the star-crossed romance between Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Czech countess Sophie, disproved of by royal advisors and assassins alike, allows the director to luxuriate in the starchy, stately, sumptuous atmosphere of the prewar European courts whose follies he both chided and cherished.