THE LOST SECRET OF CATHERINE THE GREAT LE SECRET PERDU DE CATHERINE LA GRANDE THE LOST SECRET OF CATHERINE THE GREAT
2003, 65 min, color
Did the Tsarina Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796) have, in one of her chateaus in St. Petersburg, baroque boudoirs exuding luxury and sensuality? After the war, some German soldiers described how they had seen an extensive pornographic suite in one of the palaces once inhabited by Catherine the Great. The palace burned down during the war and it was all forgotten. Only its reputation lived on. The director Peter Woditsch reconstructs the strange story of the greatest collection of erotic art that has ever existed.
Peter Woditsch was born in Germany in 1953. He graduated from the Belgian film school INSAS. His debut feature Hey Stranger stars Hanna Schygulla.