movietime - classicCLASSIC / PROD: 1973 / R.TIME: 127 ' / colour


Luchino Visconti


R. Schneider - H. Berger - S. Mangano - T. Howard - U. Orsini


Italian, English, French, Spanish, German


1864: Ludwig is elected King of Bavaria but his noble soul and his interest for art are not sufficient to rule the country and protect himself from a court of opportunists... Understood and loved only by his cousin Elisabeth, their friendship has no future due to his homosexual tendencies! Alone, ignored and betrayed by everyone, Ludwig touches the lowest levels of gay perversion... Kept almost jailed in a castle, he is found - one rainy morning - drowned in a pond... The picture can be divided in: - 5 episodes of around 50' - or 3 episodes of around 80'