The story of the legendary King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), his opera interest and friendship with theatre personalities such as Richard Wagner and Joseph Kainz, and at the same time a reflection of the German 1800s.
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Syberberg's closest project to "Hitler". With frontal testimonials from the bizarre characters that occupy Ludwig's universe of decadent grandeur, back projections, modernisms and anachronisms, Syberberg's flirtation with kitsch, romanticism and Brecht delivers a stunning critique to the Hollywood trash that will follow. In line with his reactionary modernism, he becomes a filmic seer, uncomfortable, but brilliant.