Ludwig (film)

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Not to be confused with Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King.
Ludwig
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Original film poster
Directed by Luchino Visconti
Produced by Dieter Geißler (de)
Ugo Santalucia
Written by Luchino Visconti
Enrico Medioli (it)
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Starring Helmut Berger
Trevor Howard
Silvana Mangano
Sonia Petrovna
Romy Schneider
Gert Fröbe
John Moulder-Brown
Marc Porel
Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi
Distributed by MGM, EMI
Release date(s) Germany:
29 December 1972
Italy:
March 7, 1973
United States:
8 March 1973
France:
15 March 1973
Running time 184 min.
235 min. (European cut)
Country Italy
France
Language Italian
French

Ludwig is a 1972 film directed by Italian director Luchino Visconti about the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Helmut Berger stars as Ludwig, Romy Schneider reprises her role as Empress Elisabeth of Austria (from Sissi (1955) and its two sequels).

The film was made in Munich and other parts of Bavaria at these locations: Berg Castle, Castle Herrenchiemsee, Castle Hohenschwangau, Linderhof Palace, Ettal and Neuschwanstein Castle. Visconti suffered a stroke during filming.

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