Our watch tip for Easter: Joseph II - Emperor & Rebel / Joseph II - Kaiser und Rebell
Our coproduction with emb film Joseph II - Emperor & Rebell / Joseph II - Kaiser und Rebell will be broadcast on Good Friday on arte in Germany. Tune in or watch it online. The documentary will be available for streaming as of April 14.
What it is about: He was an emperor like no other. A rebel who had the common people at heart. During his short term in office he changed his empire like no other. He wanted to understand the living conditions of the common people and alleviate their misery. Until his death he traveled 50,000 kilometres - more than once around the globe - through Europe, including visiting his sister Marie Antoinette in Versailles. If Louis XVI of France had taken the House of Habsburg as a model, there might not have been a French Revolution. How did the youthful rebel become the most revolutionary Habsburg, one who was so ahead of his time that shortly before his death the elite and the people rebelled against him?
Detailed broadcasting date: April 15, 10:10 pm on arte
Joseph II - Emperor & Rebell is a coproduction of Autentic and emb film for ZDF, arte, ORF, Česká televize, Filmfond Wien.