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From various corners of the globe, and hot off the
This is a European TV mini-series which updates the story of the famous
young woman who won the heart of Kaiser Franz Joseph. Starting in the
mid-fifties, the Sissi movies made Romy Schneider an international star. The
first one was so popular that it spawned a handful of sequels. Romy played the
part from 1955 to 1972, in six different films which covered a vast expanse of
This time around the role of Sissi (the future Empress Elizabeth) is played
by Christiana Capotondi, and the series includes the nudity which could not be
portrayed back in the 50s.
Film clip here,
(season 2, episode 13, 2009)
Jenny Mollen is the Lizzy Caplan of the year, as she provides us with ongoing
nude scenes in Crash. Here she is
again in episode 13 of the new series.
And from the theaters:
This is musical loosely based on Fellini's life, as portrayed in
8 1/2. It was touted as an Oscar contender until people actually saw
it, whereupon it got reviews like this:
"The rotten music is exacerbated by the cast of non-professionals
trying to sing and dance and a director who substitutes quick cuts
and loudness for choreography and voice."
"A musical that is hideously naff, shallow, creepingly
misogynist, badly acted and as phoney as a three-lire bill."
"Nine represents the kind of colossal misfire that killed the
movie musical back in the late '60s."
No nudity, but big stars showing most
of their chests ...
... Marion Cotillard
... Penelope Cruz