Sissi Antidote: Peeping Tom

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Sissi Antidote: Peeping Tom

  • Wed 23 Apr 2014
  • 7:00PM
Imported 1954
Imported 1954

Austrian Cultural Forum London

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In the second ‘Sissi Antitdote’ we screen a 1960 British thriller directed by Michael Powell and written by the WWII cryptographer and polymath Leo Marks. ‘Sissi’ star Karlheinz Böhm plays a serial killer who murders women while using a portable movie camera to record their dying expressions of terror.

The film’s controversial subject and the extremely harsh reception by critics effectively destroyed Powell’s and Böhm’s careers. However, it attracted a cult following, and in later years, has been re-evaluated.