Ludwig II is a 2012 German movie directed by Peter Sehr about the Ludwig II Swan King of Bavaria. Ludwig II (Sabin Tambrea), dreams of a better world at a young age. The highly gifted soul of the artist believes in the refinement of people through art and music. He wants to substitute musical instruction for the people in the place of the military service and uses his power and the money of the state to implement his high ideals of education and culture. But the world around him keeps turning normally and the kingdom is threatened from the outside by wars with Prussia and France. In domestic politics, the minister's ally against the king and his plans. Even in love, Ludwig fails, because the relationship with his fiancée Sophie (Paula Beer) does not go beyond friendship. Deeply distraught, he withdraws from the political public and flees from the bitter reality, until he dies under unexplained circumstances.
The following weapons were used in the film Ludwig II:
Richard Hornig (Friedrich Mücke) fires an unknown pistol after the defeat of Bavaria during the Austro-Prussian War.
Bavarian soldiers are seen with Austrian Lorenz Jäger-Dornbüchsen M1854/58 carbines.
Dreyse Infanteriegewehr M1841
The Dreyse Infantry Rifle M1841 is seen used by Bavarian soldiers during the demonstration of the Wunderwaffe of the Prussian Army. Prince Otto (Tom Schilling) takes a rifle from a soldier and fires the Dreyse, too. Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (Uwe Ochsenknecht) says about these weapons "This Needle Gun is a stroke of genius. Even on thousand steps, you can still hit the enemy in the heart. PENG, and quickly charged again and PENG!" Maximilian II (Axel Milberg) wants to buy this rifle but after his dead Ludwig decides not to equipped this rifle to his troops.
Mauser Schebenbüchse Rifle
Johann von Lutz (Justus von Dohnányi) and Otto von Bismarck (Bernd Birkhahn) uses a bolt action rifles during the hunting. They appears to be a Mauser Scheibenbüchse, bolt-action target rifle based on Mauser Gewehr 1871 system. Bismarck's rifle has a turned-down bolt handle.
Several Cannons are seen