Based on the hugely popular musical of the same name, Elisabeth details the life of the Austrian Empress in the 19th century. At a very young age, she marries the Emperor Franz Joseph and is whisked away to the opulence of the Viennese court. The stagnant court functions stifle her while she struggles with her own quest for personal freedom. She is tormented by her own psychological decay and a fading Austrian monarchy. And throughout her life she is strongly drawn to a mysterious figure...Death.