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Liselotte von der Pfalz (1966)

The story of the free spirited German Princess Liselotte who, giving in to her father's wish, marries Philippe, the Duke of Orleans. Initially she is met with arrogance by her new husband ... See full summary »

Director:

Kurt Hoffmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heidelinde Weis ... Liselotte von der Pfalz
Harald Leipnitz ... Herzog von Orléans
Karin Hübner ... Prinzessin Palatine
Hans Caninenberg ... König Ludwig XIV
Robert Dietl ... Lorraine
Gunnar Möller ... Herzog von Kurland
Erwin Linder Erwin Linder ... Kurfürst Karl Ludwig von der Pfalz
Joachim Teege Joachim Teege ... Abbé
Else Quecke Else Quecke ... Frau von Bienenfeld
Karla Chadimová Karla Chadimová ... Paulete
Friedrich von Thun ... Rudo
Andreas Blum Andreas Blum ... Beauvais
Gisela Fackeldey Gisela Fackeldey
Daniela Smutná ... Madame Montespan
Anton Smida Anton Smida ... Louvois
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The story of the free spirited German Princess Liselotte who, giving in to her father's wish, marries Philippe, the Duke of Orleans. Initially she is met with arrogance by her new husband and his court, and especially by his mistress Palatine, who flaunts her affair with Philippe in her face. Liselotte uses her charm and the weapons of her woman and soon wins over the court and also the affections of her husband. But her enemies spin intrigues against her and skulduggery is afoot.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

7 October 1966 (West Germany) See more »

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Production Co:

Independent Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Very much of its time
7 October 2013 | by rmeyerglassSee all my reviews

Be warned: the characters and storyline in this film have no bearing on historical accuracy. For instance her husband, the Duc d'Orleans, is portrayed as being an incorrigible skirt-chaser,whereas his actual proclivities were notoriously otherwise! The costume designer seemed unsure whether the story was set in the seventeenth century or the eighteenth (it is supposed to be the early 1670s), while the hair and make up are firmly of the 1960's. Having said that it must be remembered that this film is in the genre of historical drama/comedies favoured at one time in Europe (which has its roots in pre-WW1 operetta). The good points for me were the light-hearted tone; the gorgeous (sometimes frightening!) Eastman colour; the spectacular settings; and the acting of the main protagonists. (Although physically Louis XIV reminded me of the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz!) A good all round family film but very much of its time.


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