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359 Ratings


Directed by Luchino Visconti
Italy, West Germany, 1972
Drama, Biography, History


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, abandonned by her, tormented by his homosexuality, he will little by little slip towards madness.

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Ludwig Directed by Luchino Visconti

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1974 | Nominee: Best Costume Design

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1974 | 3 wins including: Best Cinematography

1974 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

David di Donatello Awards

1973 | 3 wins including: Best Film

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