Ludwig A film by Luchino Visconti|Mega Film Roma ; Rai Trade ; producers, Dieter Geissler, Ugo Santalucia ; writing credits, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti ; directed by Luchino Visconti. Cinematography, Armando Nannuzzi ; editor, Ruggero Mastroianni ; music, Jacques Offenbach (from the comedic opera ""La Přichole""), Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner.Material type: TextPublication details: Rome, Italy KOCH Lorber Films ; Mega Film Roma 2008, 1972Description: 2 videodiscs (237 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN:
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Special features: Luchino Visconti ""Life as in a romance"" documentary; Silvana Mangano ""The scent of primroses"" documentary; Piero Tosi interview by Carlo Lizzani.
An operatic portrait of Ludwig II, the 19th century mad king of Bavaria. Tormented by his unrequited love for his cousin, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, coupled with his obsession for the music of Wagner, Ludwig retreats into a fantasy world. He builds fairytale castles and ultimately loses his already-fragile grip on his sanity.