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Ludwig ★★ 1972 (PG)

Lavish-but-slow epic bio of Bavaria's mad monarch, Ludwig II (Berger), who built extravagent fantasy castles and sponsored composer Richard Wagner (Howard), whom the king became obsessed with. Italian with subtitles. 231m/C VHS . IT GE Helmut Berger, Trevor Howard, Romy Schneider, Silvana Mangano, Helmut Griem, Gert Frobe; D: Luchino Visconti; W: Luchino Visconti; C: Armando Nannuzzi.