Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Luchino Visconti
Film series The German Trilogy
|Writer Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, it, Suso Cecchi dAmico|
Release date Germany:29 December 1972Italy:March 7, 1973United States:8 March 1973France:15 March 1973
Music director Richard Wagner, Robert Alexander Schumann, Jacques Offenbach
Cast Helmut Berger (Ludwig II.), Romy Schneider (Elisabeth von Österreich), Trevor Howard (Richard Wagner), Silvana Mangano (Cosima von Buelow), Gert Fröbe (Father Hoffmann), Helmut Griem (Count Duerckhaim)
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Ludwig is a 1973 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 the 1955 film Sissi and its two sequels).
The film was made in Munich and other parts of Bavaria at these locations: Roseninsel, Berg Castle, Lake Starnberg, Castle Herrenchiemsee, Castle Hohenschwangau, Linderhof Palace, Cuvilliés Theatre, Nymphenburg Palace, Ettal, Kaiservilla and Neuschwanstein Castle. Visconti suffered a stroke during filming.
ReferencesLudwig (film) Wikipedia
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