Death in Venice (Morte a Venezia)

Death in Venice (Morte a Venezia)

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Based on a novel by Thomas Mann, Death in Venice stars Dirk Bogarde as a German composer who is terrified that he has lost all vestiges of humanity. While visiting Venice, Bogarde falls in love with a beautiful young boy (Bjorn Andresen). The relationship is ruined by Bogarde's obsession with the boy's youth and physical perfection; the composer realizes that the child represents an ideal that he can never match. The character played by Dirk Bogarde is evidently intended to be Gustav Mahler, whose haunting music is featured on the film's soundtrack.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Release details

Rated: PG
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Luchino Visconti
Screenwriter: Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco
Cast: Dirk Bogarde
Björn Andresen
Silvana Mangano
Marisa Berenson
Mark Burns
Romolo Valli
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