Death in Venice

Death in Venice




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Based on the classic novella by Thomas Mann, this late-career masterpiece from Luchino Visconti is a meditation on the nature of art, the allure of beauty, and the inescapability of death. A fastidious composer reeling from a disastrous concert, Gustav von Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde, in an exquisitely nuanced performance) travels to Venice to recover. There, he is struck by a vision of pure beauty in the form of a young boy named Tadzio (Bjorn Andresen), his infatuation developing into an obsession even as rumors of a plague spread through the city. Setting Mann's story of queer desire and bodily decay against the sublime music of Gustav Mahler, Death in Venice is one of cinema's most exalted literary adaptations, as sensually rich as it is allegorically resonant.

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  • Director: Luchino Visconti
  • Length: 2 hrs. 11 mins.
  • Rating: PG
  • Released: Feb 19 2019
  • Production Year: 1971
  • TLA SKU: 2590238
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 715515226615


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By: Amos Lassen
"Death in Venice"
Lyrical and Controversial
Amos Lassen
Luchino Visconti's "Death in Venice" is a lyrical and controversial film that was based on the novel by Thomas Mann. A middle-aged heterosexual artist (Dirk Bogarde) is obsessed w... Read More

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