Ludwig II (2012)


Ludwig II (2012)

A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous political commitment to his obsessive construction of extravagant palaces and to his gradual withdrawal into a lonely dream world, an epic narrative of breathtaking grandeur.
IMDb   6.1 /10
TheMovieDb    5.7 /10
FilmAffinity   6.3 /10
Director Marie Noëlle
Director Peter Sehr
Writer Marie Noëlle
Writer Peter Sehr
Release Date2012-12-25
Runtime2h 10min
GenreBiography, Drama, History
Content Rating
AwardsAwards2 wins & 3 nominations
CompanyBavaria Pictures, Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)
CountryAustria, Germany
LanguageFrench, German
Ludwig Ludwig II.
Ludwig II. im Alteras Ludwig II. im Alter
Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreichas Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich
Richard Wagneras Richard Wagner
Richard Hornigas Richard Hornig
Johann (Freiherr von) Lutzas Johann (Freiherr von) Lutz
Lakai Lorenz Mayras Lakai Lorenz Mayr
Prinz Ottoas Prinz Otto
Sophie Herzogin in Bayernas Sophie Herzogin in Bayern
Prinz Luitpoldas Prinz Luitpold
Ludwig Freiherr von der Pfordtenas Ludwig Freiherr von der Pfordten
Graf Maximilian von Holnsteinas Graf Maximilian von Holnstein
Königin Marieas Königin Marie
König Maximilian König Maximilian II.
Bernhard von Guddenas Bernhard von Gudden
Michael Fitz
Michael Fitz
Herzog Maximilian in Bayernas Herzog Maximilian in Bayern
Heinrich Vogelas Heinrich Vogel
Kaiser Napoleon Kaiser Napoleon III.

Ludwig II (2012 film)

Ludwig II is a 2012 film directed by Peter Sehr and Marie Noëlle, starring Sabin Tambrea as the younger Bavarian King Ludwig II and Sebastian Schipper as the king in his later years.


  • Sabin Tambrea as King Ludwig II (young)
  • Sebastian Schipper as King Ludwig II
  • Hannah Herzsprung as Empress Elisabeth of Austria
  • Edgar Selge as Richard Wagner
  • Tom Schilling as Prince Otto
  • Justus von Dohnányi as Johann von Lutz
  • Friedrich Mücke as Richard Hornig
  • Samuel Finzi as Lorenz Mayr
  • Christophe Malavoy as Napoleon III
  • Axel Milberg as King Maximilian II
  • Katharina Thalbach as Queen Marie
  • Uwe Ochsenknecht as Prince Luitpold
  • Paula Beer as Duchess Sophie in Bavaria
  • August Wittgenstein as Alfred Eckbrecht von Dürckheim-Montmartin