Sissi, Part II: The young Empress
Sissi, Part II: The young EmpressTriumphing over court conventions, Sissi proves that she's a skillful diplomat - and a loving mother
The second part of ‘Sissi,' the celebrated film series of the 1950s, shows, more or less, authentic episodes of the young empress Elizabeth of Austria's first years. Above all, it is her conflicts with the strict court ceremonial and her intolerant imperial mother-in-law, which trouble the young woman, who is used to having her own way. The birth of a little princess and the claim to pass on her child's education into strange hands force her to overcome her first marriage crisis. It is not before both parties give way, when Sissi obeys the ceremonial and is al- lowed to keep her child, that a reconciliation and a happy ending are achieved.