This is the second part of the CineClub screening of Visconti’s epic four-hour period drama Ludwig.
Helmut Berger stars as mad King Ludwig alongside Romy Schneider as Empress Elisabeth and Trevor Howard as Richard Wagner.
USA, 1973, Part II: 112 mins, English, directed by Luchino Visconti
Helmut Berger is one of Austria’s most notorious international screen stars of the 1960s & ’70s. Beautiful and demonic, glamorous and tragic at the same time, Berger has starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Burt Lancaster, Michael Caine and Romy Schneider. He has been cast and directed by Luchino Visconti, Francis Ford Coppola and Andy Warhol to name a few. While his acting career includes more than 50 films to date, our mini season will focus on his iconic body of work from the 1970s.