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A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate ... See full summary »

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Marie Noëlle (as Marie Noelle), Peter Sehr

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Marie Noëlle (as Marie Noelle), Peter Sehr
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Sabin Tambrea ... Ludwig II.
Sebastian Schipper ... Ludwig II. im Alter
Hannah Herzsprung ... Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich
Edgar Selge ... Richard Wagner
Friedrich Mücke ... Richard Hornig
Justus von Dohnányi ... Johann (Freiherr von) Lutz
Samuel Finzi ... Lakai Lorenz Mayr
Tom Schilling ... Prinz Otto
Paula Beer ... Sophie Herzogin in Bayern
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Prinz Luitpold
Peter Simonischek ... Ludwig Freiherr von der Pfordten
Gedeon Burkhard ... Graf Maximilian von Holnstein
Katharina Thalbach ... Königin Marie
Axel Milberg ... König Maximilian II.
August Schmölzer August Schmölzer ... Bernhard von Gudden
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A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous political commitment to his obsessive construction of extravagant palaces and to his gradual withdrawal into a lonely dream world, an epic narrative of breathtaking grandeur. Written by Anonymous

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When the older Ludwig imagines that he's dining with Wagner and Louis XIV, it's Sabin Tambrea, who plays the younger Ludwig, in costume as Louis. See more »

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At Ludwig's engagement ball the waltz "Frühlingsstimmen" by Johann Strauss is played. This waltz was written in 1883 while the engagement between Ludwig II and Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria was in 1867. See more »

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A disgrace to Ludwig II
3 July 2018 | by JethrovanderWilkSee all my reviews

This movie is portraying Ludwig as a weak and disabled good for nothing king. What they forget to point out in this movie is that Ludwig was one of the greatest artists that ever lived. Together with his friend, idol and partner Richard Wagner he created the greatest and most beautiful monument to European culture in history. In his short life Ludwig created more out of pure passion then most people ever will. If you want to be introduced to king Ludwig: do not watch this movie because it is completely failing to portray him. Instead go for the perfect ''Ludwig II'' by Visconti, The tv series ''Wagner'' starring Richard Burton or ''Ludwig II Glanz und Ende eines Königs'' by Helmut Käutner.


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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

26 December 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,307,807
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2.35 : 1
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