Luchino Visconti, Italy, 1973, Arrow Films, Arthouse

After a string of masterpieces including OSSESSIONE, SENSO, THE LEOPARD and DEATH AND VENICE -- maestro Luchino Visconti turned his attentions to the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The result: a sweeping four-hour epic of 19th-century decadence.

Dominated by Helmut Berger (THE DAMNED, DORIAN GRAY) in the title role, LUDWIG boasts an impressive cast list: Romy Schneider (reprising her Elisabeth of Austria characterisation from the SISSI trilogy), Silvana Mangano (BITTER RICE), Gert Fröbe (GOLDFINGER), John Moulder-Brown (DEEP END) and Trevor Howard (BRIEF ENCOUNTER).

As opulent as any of Visconti’s sagas -- Piero Tosi’s costume design was nominated for an Academy Award -- we present LUDWIG in its complete form in accordance with the director’s wishes.

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  • 237 min.
  • Color
  • 2.35:1


  • DCP