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Reflected in an artificial and bombastically staged illusory world with Wagnerian compositions, glossy and satirical time references, 19th century German figures and traditions are stripped of their mythology and interpreted by the Germany of 1972.

  1. Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Harry Baer

    Harry Baer

    Ludwig II

  2. Ingrid Caven

    Ingrid Caven

    Lola Montez

  3. Peter Kern

    Peter Kern

    Lakai Mayr / Hoffriseur Hoppe / Röhm

  4. Monica Bleibtreu

    Monica Bleibtreu

  5. Gert Haucke

    Gert Haucke

    Baron Freyschlag

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Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King
Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King


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Original Title Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 22, 1972


Original Language German

Runtime 2h 20m

Budget -

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