Death in Venice

Picture Death in Venice

Death in Venice

Original title: Morte a Venezia
Director: Luchino Visconti
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci, Marisa Berenson, Carole André, Björn Andrésen, Silvana Mangano, Franco Fabrizi
Country: France, Italy, USA
Year of production: 1971
Length (min): 130
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech
Sales: Park Circus
Section: Classics
Sponsors: Italský kulturní institut Praha

An ageing composer comes to Venice for his regular stay. A family with a boy named Tadzio stay in the same hotel, and the boy becomes an object of pure beauty for the composer who, until then, had found beauty mostly in music. Just as the city conceals a cholera epidemic, the elderly protagonist conceals his love. Eros and Thanatos have never been so close. This adaptation of Thomas Mann's novel with Gustav Mahler's beautiful music is one of the supreme works of the master of Italian cinema, Luchino Visconti.

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