DirectorLuchino Visconti Film seriesThe German Trilogy LanguageItalian
WriterLuchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, it, Suso Cecchi dAmico Release dateGermany:
29 December 1972
March 7, 1973
8 March 1973
15 March 1973 Music directorRichard Wagner, Robert Alexander Schumann, Jacques Offenbach CastHelmut 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) Similar moviesInterstellar, The Intouchables, Toy Story, December Boys, Ted, I Want You
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.
Helmut Berger as Ludwig II of Bavaria
Trevor Howard as Richard Wagner
Silvana Mangano as Cosima von Bülow
Gert Fröbe as Pater Hoffmann
Romy Schneider as Empress Elisabeth of Austria
Helmut Griem as Count Dürckheim
Izabella Teleżyńska as Queen Mother, Marie of Prussia