| Drama, History
The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to formal and strict life in the palace and an overbearing mother-in-law.
In the movie the Archiduchess Sophie is seen giving back Sissi's baby to her but in real life this was never the case. Sophie found Sissi too immature and young for her to be able to raise properly her children. She then took upon herself to raise Sissi's first three children against her will, this of course brought a lot of conflict between the two women.
What else do you have to drink?
Hüttenwirt: We have Brannten and Rättel.
Kaiser Franz Josef: I would love to try some Rättel, but I don' know what it is! I don't understand a word he is saying!
Sissi: You don't understand the language in your own country? That's a shame, Your Majesty! ...
When Sissi and Franz Joseph waltz in the beginning of the ball Sissi has organized for the Hungarian exiles, the song played is the Kaiser-Walzer. However, Strauss didn't write this Waltz until 1889, while this ball is at least before 1867, the year in which Franz Joseph became the King of Hungaria.
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