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Maria Theresa - A Woman at War

Title: Maria Theresa - A Woman at War
Original title: Maria Theresa - II
Format: 2 x two hours, HD
Starring: Stefanie Reinsperger
Vojtech Kotek (BURNING BUSH)
Johannes Krisch (REVANCHE)
Zuzana Stivínová
Philipp Hochmair
Tatiana Pauhofová
Directed by: Robert Dornhelm (ANNE FRANK, WAR AND PEACE)
Produced by: Maya Production in association with MR Film and Beta Film for Czech TV, ORF, RTVS and MTVA

Maria Theresa - A Woman at War

Maria Theresa has hopes for ending the war with Prussia, but her position as a powerful woman still draws the ire of many, even her mother-in-law, who sends her other son to spy on the Hapsburg military strategies. No wonder Maria feels like she is fighting a lone fight. Even her husband betrays her, keeping a mistress and trading with the enemy. In a desperate gesture, Maria hires a mercenary army and the tides turn. But this will come at a price. And when Maria has an affair with serious consequences, her situation worsens – now she's vulnerable to blackmail as well. Facing increasing pressures from all sides, including her own family, Maria has no choice but to address head-on both, the issues of the state and those of her marriage.

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