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Death in Venice (Morte a Venezia) (1971)

Death in Venice
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Dirk Bogarde Dirk Bogarde
Gustav von Aschenbach
Romolo Valli Romolo Valli
Hotel manager
Mark Burns Mark Burns
Nora Ricci Nora Ricci
Marisa Berenson Marisa Berenson
Frau von Aschenbach
Carole André Carole André
Silvana Mangano Silvana Mangano
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Thomas Mann Thomas Mann
Luchino Visconti Luchino Visconti


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5 years, 10 months ago at Aug 1 11:05
Since I kept hearing some really great things about this flick and since I always had a weak spot fot Luchino Visconti’s work, I was really eager to check this movie. Well, eventually, it was another case where I was expecting a masterpiece but, to be honest, I wasn't really blown away eventually. Still, even though I had a hard time to connect with this movie, I have to admit that there was sti... read more
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In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of artistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio, on vacation with his family. The boy embodies an ideal of beauty that Aschenbach has long sought and he becomes infatuated. However, the onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them both physically and represents the corruption that compromises and threatens all ideals.
Release date: 5 March 1971
UPC: 085392888122
Tags: Italy (14), 1970s (12), 1971 (9), Drama (6), Beauty (6), Italian (5), Homosexuality (5), Based On Novel (5), France (4), Composer (4), 70s (2), Youth (2), Vacation (2), Pedophilia (2), Bank (2), (2), Foreign (2), Attraction (1), Dreams (1), Music (1)
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