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Lisztomania

IMDb 6.6 103 min
Genre:
Comedy, Music, Biography
Stars:
Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, John Justin, Paul Nicholas, Ringo Starr, Fiona Lewis, Rick Wakeman, Veronica Quilligan
Director:
Ken Russell
Country:
United Kingdom
Rating:
5.0 / 2 times
Release:
1976-01-29
Synopsis:
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.