Starring Romy Schneider

Starring Romy Schneider

11 Episodes

If there was ever a born movie star, it was Romy Schneider. The radiantly beautiful daughter of German acting royalty, Schneider was propelled to stardom while still a teenager with her performance as the young Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the much beloved SISSI. Not content to play the ingenue for long, however, Schneider soon relocated to France, where she sought out more complex, challenging, and provocative roles in films like the languidly sexy thriller LA PISCINE, which capitalized on her smoldering chemistry with her onetime lover Alain Delon, and Andrzej Żuławski’s intense psychodrama THAT MOST IMPORTANT THING: LOVE, in which she delivered a fearlessly raw turn that earned her the inaugural César Award for Best Actress. Though her career was cut tragically short by her death at age forty-three, Schneider’s mystique has only grown over time thanks to the alluring combination of passion and intelligence she brought to every performance.

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Starring Romy Schneider
  • Starring Romy Schneider Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Sissi

    Episode 2

    Directed by Ernst Marischka • 1955 • Austria
    Starring Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider

    A seventeen-year-old Romy Schneider makes an impressive starring debut in the delightful Austrian comedy SISSI. The titular heroine is a nineteenth-century lass of noble birth, who charms everyo...

  • Boccaccio ’70

    Episode 3

    Directed by Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, and Luchino Visconti • 1962 • Italy, France
    Starring Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider, Sophia Loren

    Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, and Vittorio De Sica direct Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg, and Romy Schneider in thes...

  • Good Neighbor Sam

    Episode 4

    Directed by David Swift • 1964 • United States
    Starring Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine

    Romy Schneider shines in one of the very few films she made in Hollywood, an endearingly wacky farce that takes a classic screwball premise and gives it a gleaming 1960s Technicolor update. Happi...

  • La piscine

    Episode 5

    Directed by Jacques Deray • 1969 • France
    Starring Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet

    The bright sun of the French Riviera is deceptive in this alluring work of slow-burn suspense from thriller specialist Jacques Deray and legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. Formerly one of Euro...

  • Les choses de la vie

    Episode 6

    Directed by Claude Sautet • 1970 • France
    Starring Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider, Lea Massari

    Fatally injured after a car accident, Pierre (Michel Piccoli), a successful Parisian architect, sees his life flash before his eyes. As the memories of his past—in particular his passionate but turbule...

  • Max and the Junkmen

    Episode 7

    Directed by Claude Sautet • 1971 • France
    Starring Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider, Bernard Fresson

    Max (Michel Piccoli), a former judge turned police inspector, has an all-consuming obsession: to bring down a band of bank robbers who are plaguing Paris. Determined to catch the thieves red-handed...

  • César and Rosalie

    Episode 8

    Directed by Claude Sautet • 1972 • France
    Starring Romy Schneider, Yves Montand, Sami Frey

    Rosalie and David . . . Rosalie and César . . . César and David. Two and two make three in this charming, quintessentially Gallic portrait of a magnificently messy ménage à trois. Divorcée Rosalie (Romy Sc...

  • Ludwig

    Episode 9

    Directed by Luchino Visconti • 1973 • Italy, France
    Starring Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard

    A string of masterpieces behind him, the great Italian director Luchino Visconti turned his attentions to the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, resulting in a sprawling vision of ...

  • That Most Important Thing: Love

    Episode 10

    Directed by Andrzej Żuławski • 1975 • France
    Starring Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc

    Struggling B-movie actress Nadine (a César Award–winning Romy Schneider in a startlingly raw performance) attracts the attention of Servais (Fabio Testi), a porno photographer who attempts to give ...

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot’s INFERNO

    Episode 11

    Directed by Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea • 2009 • France
    Starring Romy Schneider, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Serge Reggiani

    In 1964, master director Henri-Georges Clouzot began work on his most ambitious film yet. Set in a beautiful lakeside resort in the Auvergne region of France, INFERNO was...