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Luchino Visconti

Morte a Venezia (Death in Venice)

130' - 1971 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German, Russian, Italian, Polish, French, English
Director: Luchino Visconti With: Dirk Bogarde, Björn Andrésen, Silvana Mangano, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns
Von Aschenbach, an aging and celebrated composer in poor health and suffering a crisis of his creative powers, visits Venice. There he becomes possessed by the beauty of a young Polish boy, to whom he never speaks but who appears to embody his ideals of physical beauty and spiritual purity. He remains in Venice, in spite of a cholera epidemic, until ill health and his obsession combine to kill him. Visconti's transposition of Mann's novel is intelligent and sensitive, and evokes fin-de-siècle Venice to breathtaking perfection.

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Credits

Director

Luchino Visconti

With

Dirk Bogarde, Björn Andrésen, Silvana Mangano, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns

Scenario

Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco

Producer

Mario Gallo, Luchino Visconti

More information

Dialogue

German, Russian, Italian, Polish, French, English

Countries of production

Italy, France

Screenplay based on

''Der Tod in Venedig'', (Thomas Mann)

Year

1971

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