Ludwig


3h 6m 1972

Brief Synopsis

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, abandonned by her, tormented by his homosexuality, he will little by little slip towards madness.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1972
Production Company
International Recording Corporation
Distribution Company
Acacias Cine Audience; Fox Lorber Home Video; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 6m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

The 19th-century King of Bavaria becomes involved in scandal. Conspired against by his own ministers, he died in mysterious circumstances which for reasons of state were attributed to his own madness.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1972
Production Company
International Recording Corporation
Distribution Company
Acacias Cine Audience; Fox Lorber Home Video; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 6m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Award Nominations

Best Costume Design

1972

Quotes

Trivia

'Romy Schneider' reprised her role as Elisabeth of Austria only as a favor to Luchino Visconti. Only years before she made it very clear that she didn't want to have something to do with that "damn princess" anymore. She believed the character ruined her career as an actress because everyone wanted to see her in such over-romantic roles.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1972

Released in United States on Video October 14, 2008

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1972

Released in United States on Video October 14, 2008