Ludwig II.

Italien Frankreich BR Deutschland 1972 Spielfilm

Summary

Luchino Visconti′s rather subjective and unconventional biographical film about the "Swan King" Ludwig II of Bavaria. Critics and movie fans consider this film as a master piece – but the German premiere turned into a (political) scandal first and foremost in Bavaria because of the account of Ludwig′s homosexuality. The film was rigorously censored and opened in cinemas in an extremely shortened version. Visconti′s individual, in its historic details fastidiously designed production, concentrated barely on the "great" historic moments in Ludwig′s life but rather tried to shed light on the monarch′s personal interests and idiosyncrasies.

 

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Duration:
5170 m, 189 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 29.12.1972, Bonn

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Ludwig II.
  • Weiterer Titel (FR) Ludwig... ou le crépuscule des dieux
  • Weiterer Titel (IT) Ludwig
  • Weiterer Titel (DE) Ludwig II - Rekonstruierte Fassung

Versions

Original

Duration:
5170 m, 189 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 29.12.1972, Bonn

Langfassung

Duration:
256 min
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton

Formatfassung

Weiterer Titel (DE)
  • Weiterer Titel (DE)
  • Ludwig II - Rekonstruierte Fassung
Duration:
230 min
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.06.1995, 45327-c, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

TV-Erstsendung (DE): 11.04.1993, ZDF

Prüffassung

Duration:
3693 m, 135 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 08.10.1973, 45327-b, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Duration:
5047 m, 184 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.12.1972, 45327, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Duration:
3924 m, 143 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung: 20.03.1973, 45327-a, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

DVD-Fassung

Duration:
247 min
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.08.2000, 45327/V, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei