Lisztomania (1975)

A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow composer Richard Wagner. The film begins during the time when Franz would give piano performance to a crowd of shrieking teenage fans while maintaining affairs with his (multiple!) mistresses. He eventually seeks Princess Carolyne of St. Petersburg (at her invitation), elopes, and, after their marriage is forbidden by the Pope, he embraces the monastic life as an abbé.

Directing:
  • Ken Russell

Writing:
  • Ken Russell

Stars:
Release Date: 1975-10-10
themoviedb icon 4.7/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 103
Roger Daltrey
Roger Daltrey
Franz Liszt
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
The Pope
Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
Princess Carolyn's Servant
Fiona Lewis
Fiona Lewis
Marie d'Agoult
Kenneth Colley
Kenneth Colle...
Frederic Chopin
Murray Melvin
Murray Melvin
Hector Berlioz
Nell Campbell
Nell Campbell
Olga Janina
Paul Nicholas
Paul Nicholas
Richard Wagner
John Justin
John Justin
Count d'Agoult
Aubrey Morris
Aubrey Morris
Manager
Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman
Thor
Veronica Quilligan
Veronica Quil...
Cosima
Felicity Devonshire
Felicity Devo...
Governess
Anulka Dziubinska
Anulka Dziubi...
Lola Montez
Andrew Faulds
Andrew Faulds
Strauss
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