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Congress of Love

 
Title: Congress of Love
Original title: Der Kongress amüsiert sich
Format: two hours
Starring: Lilli Palmer
Curd Jürgens
Paul Meurisse
Walter Slezak
Hannes Messemer
Anita Hoefer
Directed by: Geza von Radvanyi
Produced by: Produced by Wiener Stadthalle Kiba and C.F.P.F. and Melodie Film

Congress of Love

Vienna at the beginning of the 19th century. The imperial city has dressed up in all its splendour in order to receive crowned and uncrown- ed heads at the greatest congress of all times. Prince Metternich, the host, knows that politics is by no means just made at the conference table. Much more often it takes place behind closed doors, or in secluded boudoirs. Metternich's worldly-wise wife has a hand in these intrigues: she even knows how to channel her husband's erotic adventures properly as far as world politics is concerned. But it is much more difficult for her to get hold of the letters Metternich has sent to his lover, and which are suddenly found again in his opponent's hands, the French statesman Talleyrand...