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bavaria, germany biography friendship neuschwanstein herrenchiemsee male homosexuality king 19th century lgbt interest empress elisabeth of austria


Release Date: March 07, 1973

Year    :   1973
Slogan    :   «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.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Cinétel, Mega Film, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, Divina-Film
Director    :   Luchino Visconti
Producers    :   Ugo Santalucia, Robert Gordon Edwards, Lucio Trentini, Giorgio Russo, Federico Tocci, Federico Starace, Albino Morandin, Klaus Zeissler
Writers    :   Luchino Visconti, Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enrico Medioli, Enrico Medioli
RunTime    :   238 mins.

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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