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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

26 December 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ludvig II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,307,807
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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good intentions
18 January 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

costumes. and atmosphere. and nothing else to define it . because the lead actor seems be prisoner of his role. because the film is too long for give a credible message. because the good point remains the good intentions and the bad point is only the same good intentions. a film who presents not bad acting around a wax doll. and only regret is to not deserve a real good subject. sure it is not the worst historical film. but Sabin Tambrea seems be lost in middle of his work.and the memories about biography of Ludwig or about the magnificent film by Luchino Visconti are stairs who not advantage this Ludwig II. Sebastian Schipper saves a part of lead character. but the last scenes not are the wise manner to transform a sketch in a portrait.


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