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Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King

Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König

West Germany, 1972


In the first part of Syberberg’s German Trilogy, Harry Baer portrays the so-called “mad king,” who was the patron of Richard Wagner, the man who sold Bavaria to Prussia, and the builder of many a mythic castle in the Rhineland.

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Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King Directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Awards & Festivals

Valladolid International Film Festival

1974 | Winner: Jury Special Prize

German Film Awards

1972 | 2 wins including: Outstanding Feature Film (Gold)

1972 | 2 nominations including: Best Direction (Gold)

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