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The Queen of Vienna - Anna Sacher and her Hotel
Year: 2016
Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.

Directed by Beate Thalberg

A co-production by ORF, ARTE and Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion in association with Austrian Television Fund and Vienna Film Fund
Available worldwide except for Germany and France

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9

The Queen of Vienna - Anna Sacher and her Hotel

Die Königin von Wien - Anna Sacher und ihr Hotel

The legendary Sacher Hotel in Vienna has been the realm of the social elites for almost 150 years. Since it first opened in 1876, the hotel has represented cosmopolitan openness, the ultimate in culinary artistry, the very finest patisserie and courtly ritual with a clear division of roles. To the present day the hotel is attuned to the heartbeat of one woman: Anna Sacher. She blended a highly attractive mix of the private and public spheres that the elites of European society could not eschew. They held court in the rooms, suites, restaurants, cafés and bars of the hotel. The Sacher Hotel became the much-frequented parlour of artists such as Gustav Klimt, Arthur Schnitzler and Richard Strauss. The Sacher was where those members of society met who at breathtaking speed created everything that makes up our current reality: consumer culture and tourism, the emancipation of women and the breaking of sexual rules, modern marketing, the tabloid press, new technologies and the globalisation of the markets.
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