Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Andrea Oster
Written by Andrea Oster
A co-production by ORF, ZDF/ARTE, Metafilm and IFAGE Wiesbaden in association with ORF-Enterprise funded by Austrian Television Fund
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER)
Passion and Power - Queen Victoria's Secrets
Königin Viktoria - Geheimnisse einer Jahrhundert-Queen
Photos show her as the stolid mother of the nation, a cliché of the Victorian Age. But is this the whole truth? Or was her private side as extraordinary as new discoveries show? Her name sums up a century of bourgeois economic progress and imperialism - the zeitgeist of the Industrial Revolution. But was she a queen for the people? Did she alleviate the hunger and misery of the working classes? New documents show that this queen had a darker side. The film looks behind the clichés and court propaganda to reveal who Victoria really was: a strong-willed and passionate woman, an intrepid monarch who fought for Britain's supremacy against the emerging political forces of the 19th Century.