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Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972)

Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König (original title)
The story of the legendary King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), his opera interest and friendship with theatre personalities such as Richard Wagner and Joseph Kainz, and at the same time a reflection of the German 1800s.
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Harry Baer ...
Ingrid Caven ...
Lola Montez / Erste Norne
Hanna Köhler ...
Sissi / Zweite Norne
Ursula Strätz ...
Mme Bulyowski / Dritte Norne
Monica Bleibtreu ...
Elisabeth Ney
Liesel Haller ...
Anna Vogl
Ilona von Halem ...
Maria von Hohenzollern
Gerhard Maerz ...
Richard Wagner #1 (as Gerhard März)
Anette Tirier ...
Peter Moland ...
Minissterpräsident Lutz
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Gert Haucke ...
Baron Freyschlag
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Professor Gudden (as Rudolf W. Brem)
Rudi Scheibengraber ...
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Aussenminister von der Pfordten
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The story of the legendary King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), his opera interest and friendship with theatre personalities such as Richard Wagner and Joseph Kainz, and at the same time a reflection of the German 1800s.

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First part of Hans-Jürgen Syberberg's trilogy on German history, also including Karl May (1974) and Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (1977). See more »

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Followed by Karl May (1974) See more »

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Prelude from 'Lohengrin'
Composed by Richard Wagner
Conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler
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Out of this world, but not for everyone
2 April 2001 | by (Worcester,MA) – See all my reviews

I gave this a 9 because I acknowledge that not everyone will appreciate Syberberg's cutting-edge techniques and also because I haven't seen this film in almost 10 years (it's very hard to find), and I stumbled upon this site in a quest for it.

For anyone who is interested in film, this is a must see. You can see that Verhooven (The Nasty Girl) and Lars van Trier (Zentropa, Breaking the Waves) must be intimately familiar with this film: the montages, the backgrounds, the different textures. The sound effects. This film may require patience and some background in German history to be completely enjoyed, but even without an iota of either it's still a wild ride.


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