Ludwig: Requiem For A Virgin King (Ludwig: Requiem Fur Einen Jungfraulichen Konig) (1972)
Low on budget but high on stylish excess, this German historical drama offers a wildly theatricalized portrait of Bavaria's King Ludwig II (Harry Baer). Employing bizarre costumes, cabaret music, and vividly symbolic tableaux, the film follows the mad monarch's patronage of composer Richard Wagner, the sale of his nation to Prussia, and the construction of his majestic Rhineland castle. With Ingrid Caven, Oskar von Schab. 135 min. Standard; Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English, French, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish. In German with English subtitles. Two-disc set.
- Hans-Jurgen Syberberg
- DVD Fullscreen
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Harry Baer, Balthasar Thomas, Peter Kern, Peter Moland, Gunther Kaufmann, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Gert Haucke, Eynon Hanfstaengl, Gerhard Marz, Ingrid Caven, Johannes Buzalski, Daniel Schmid, Monica Bleibtreu