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Ludwig II

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Original title
Ludwig II
Running time
264 min.
Italy Italy
Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Jacques Offenbach, Jacques Offenbach, Jacques Offenbach
Armando Nannuzzi
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Co-production Italy-France-Germany; Mega Film / Cinétel / Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion / Divina-Film
Drama | Biography. 19th Century. Historical
Synopsis / Plot
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, abandonned by her, tormented by his homosexuality, he will little by little slip towards madness.
1973: Nominated for Oscar: Best Costume Design
1972: David di Donatello Awards: Best Film (ex-aequo) and Director
1973: Valladolid Film Festival Golden Spike: Best Movie
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