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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR16,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,307,807
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sebastian Schipper, who plays the older Ludwig, does not appear until 1 hour 47 minutes into the film. 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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In the Court of the Swan King
14 November 2019 | by persistenceofvisionSee all my reviews

I'm not sure why this has such a low rating while Visconti's sluggish, badly dubbed movie is considered a masterpiece. All the acting is fine; the relationship between the king and his handsome equerry Hornig is sensitively and sympathetically handled; there's plenty of Wagner on the soundtrack and, as you would expect, plenty of smashing shots of castles.


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