Romy Schneider made her acting debut at 15 alongside her mother, Magda Schneider, in the German drama film ‘When the White Lilacs Bloom Again’ (1953), followed by the musical comedy ‘Fireworks’ (1954) and the Austrian historical romantic comedy ‘Victoria in Dover’ (1954), wherein she essayed the young ‘Queen Victoria.’
Schneider’s performance as ‘Empress Elisabeth of Austria’ in the romantic biopic trilogy ‘Sissy’ (1955, 1956,1957) proved her breakthrough role. She next starred in the drama film ‘The Last Man’ (1955), the comedy film ‘Kitty and the Great Big World’ (1956), the historical drama ‘The Girl and the Legend’ (1957), the romantic comedy drama ‘Monpti’ (1957), and the drama film ‘Mädchen in Uniform’ (1958).
Schneider played the lead role in the period drama film ‘Christine’ (1958), the remake of her mother’s 1933 film ‘Liebelei.’ After moving to Paris, she starred in several French films, including the romantic comedy ‘Mademoiselle Ange’ (1959), the romantic period film ‘Magnificent Sinner’ (1959), the crime thriller ‘Purple Noon’ (1960), and the comedy anthology ‘Boccaccio ‘70’ (1962).
Schneider starred in Orson Welles’ drama film ‘The Trial’ (1962), which was based on Franz Kafka’s novel. She also starred in several Hollywood films, such as the war film ‘The Victors’ (1963), the drama film ‘The Cardinal’ (1963), screwball comedies ‘Good Neighbor Sam’ (1964) and ‘What’s New, Pussycat?’ (1965), and the drama film ’10:30P.M. Summer’ (1966).
Schneider’s French films of that period were ‘L’Enfer’ (1964), ‘L’Amour a la mer’ (1964), ‘La voleuse’ (1966), WWII spy-film ‘Triple Cross’ (1966). She next starred in the psychologicalthriller ‘La piscine’ (1969), the comedy thriller ‘Otley’ (1968), the social drama ‘La califfa’ (1970), and drama films, ‘My Lover, My Son’ (1970) and ‘Bloomfield’ (1971).
Schneider’s performance in Claude Sautet’s award-winning romantic drama ‘The Things of Life’ (1970) brought her huge popularity. She also starred in Sautet’s crime drama ‘Max et les ferrailleurs’ (1971) and the romantic film ‘Cesar et Rosalle’ (1972). In Luchino Visconti-directed biographical ‘Ludwig’ (1973), she again portrayed ‘Elisabeth of Austria.’
French-film ‘That Most Important Thing: Love’ (1974) and Sautet’s drama film ‘Une histoire simple’ (1978) won her ‘César Awards.’ Her further notable films were the historical drama ‘The Assassination of Trotsky’ (1972), the crime comedy ‘Le trio infernal’ (1974), the psychological-thriller ‘Innocents with Dirty Hands’ (1975), the award-winning ‘Le vieux fusil’ (1975) and Sautet’s drama film ‘Mado’ (1976). In the sci-fi film ‘Death Watch’ (1980), she played a woman on her death bed. After the psychological crime drama ‘Garde á vue’ (1981), she last appeared in the drama film ‘The Passerby’ (1982).
Le procès is a mystery drama film which tells the story of a man Josef K, who lives in a shared apartment. His life turns upside down one day, when detectives enter his room and put him under arrest. The problem is that he is not even told what his charges are.
This French drama film tells the story of a respected businessman named Max Baumstein, who shoots the ambassador of Paraguay dead during an interview. When he is awaiting trial, he explains to his wife the reason behind the murder. He tells her that the ambassador is actually a former Nazi official, who is responsible for the death of his foster parents.
This romantic horror drama mystery film tells the story of a married man, who is haunted by the presence of his former lover, although their affair had ended many years ago.
Maria and Paul are traveling through Spain along with their daughter and a young woman named Claire. On their way to Madrid, they stop at a small town, where they learn that a local man who had murdered his wife and her lover is on the loose. Due to a thunderstorm, they have no choice but to take shelter in the town’s only hotel.
Purple Noon is a crime drama thriller film which tells the story of Tom Ripley, who travels to Italy, to visit his friend Phillippe, who is engaged to a woman named Marge. However, Phillippe is unaware of the fact that his father has paid Tom to convince him to abandon Europe and return to his family.
Michel and Lydia, two middle-aged strangers, both facing extreme losses in their personal lives, meet each other by chance. As they exchange notes, they realize the similar circumstances they both are in, and try to offer support to each other. Will they be able to overcome their sorrows of the moment and form a bond for a future of togetherness?
Jean-Paul is a writer who is having complications in his relationship with his girlfriend Marianne. Things get even more complicated with the arrival of Harry, an old friend, who was Marianne’s lover before Jean. One night, when Harry falls into the pool and is too drunk to swim, Jean decides to allow him to die and makes it look like an accident. However, after the funeral, a police officer informs Marianne that he is not convinced that the death was accidental.
During a vacation, a young secretary falls in love with a sailor. However, they are eventually forced to separate and go their own ways. Still, they decide to keep their relationship alive, by writing to each other.
In 1906 Vienna, Franz, a young lieutenant starts having an affair with Lena, a married baroness. However, when he falls for Christine, the young daughter of a musician, he decides to put an end to the affair. Before Franz and Christine can get married, Lena’s husband finds out about the affair, and challenges Franz to a duel.
Simon Leotard is a French businessman who is faced with financial woes after his partner Julien commits suicide. Faced with several debts, he works hard to improve his situation. Soon, he learns that Mado, a beautiful prostitute might be able to help him find a solution to his woes.
Eitan is a footballer who is considering the prospects of finding a new profession, as well as dealing with a woman who loves him but doesn’t understand his problems. Before a match, he is offered a bribe to lose the game. However, upon meeting a child who is a huge fan of his, he decides to play to win.
Michael is a playboy by nature, who is determined to reform and stay faithful to his fiancée Carole. Things however get complicated when several attractive women get charmed by him. Eventually, he is forced to ask for help from a demented psychologist who is having romantic problems of his own.
This comedy film takes us to Vienna in 1815, and it tells us the story of a beautiful corset-maker who falls madly for a guy who is working as a first valet.
Fireworks is a romantic comedy musical film which revolves around a traveling circus in 1908, that is directed by a man named Sascha. As they arrive in a small town in Germany, one of the residents Albert discovers that the director is none other than his brother. Being a reputable businessman, he decides not to reveal this fact to anyone. However, his daughter Anna is too excited by the circus, and she plans to run away and join it.
Pierre Chaillot is a racing driver who is engaged to a rich but mean woman. When he discover her infidelity, he decides to commit suicide. However, in order to stop this, a female guardian angel takes the form of a young flight attendant who is in love with him.