by Luchino Visconti 3h47min Germany 1972
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by Luchino Visconti

Historical evocation of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886, as a romantic hero. Fan of Richard Wagner, betrayed by him, in love with his cousin Elisabeth of Austria, abandoned by her, tormented by his homosexuality, he will little by little slip towards madness.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Helmut Berger : Ludwig II De Wittelsbach
  • Romy Schneider : Elisabeth d'Autriche
  • Silvana Mangano : Cosima von Bülow
  • Trevor Howard : Richard Wagner
  • And with: Adriana Asti, Umberto Orsini, Helmut Griem, Nora Ricci, Marc Porel, Gert Froebe, Izabella Telezynska, Sonia Petrovna, John Moulder-Brown, Folker Bohnet, Heinz Moog, Mark Burns


  • Director Luchino Visconti
  • Scenario Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enrico Medioli
  • Photo director Armando Nannuzzi
  • Set Design Mario Scisci, Mario Chiari
  • Costume Design Piero Tosi
  • Sound Vittorio Trentino, Giuseppe Muratori
  • Editing Ruggero Mastroianni
  • Producer Dieter Geissler, Ugo Santalucia
  • Excutive producer Robert Gordon Edwards
  • Production Compagny Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, Mega Film, Cinétel
  • Distributor Studiocanal

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,35:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1972
  • Release date for France03/15/1973
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageItalian
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