About

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.

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Directed by

Luchino Visconti

Written by

Enrico Medioli (Screenplay)
Suso Cecchi d'Amico (Screenplay)
Luchino Visconti (Screenplay)

Runtime

238 minutes

Country

Italy, Germany, France

Language

German

Tagline

Ludwig. He loved women. He loved men. He lived as controversially as he ruled. But he did not care what the world thought. He was the world.

Cast

Keywords

biography friendship male homosexuality king elisabeth of austria neuschwanstein ludwig der ii herrenchiemsee lgbt interest

Photos

Lists

#803 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design