Death in Venice

Italy, 1971

Film
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Gustav Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) is a distinguished man, a world-famous conductor who embodies all the civilised virtues of the European culture he represents. Yet on a solitary holiday in Venice, he spies an innocent boy - and abandons himself to a secret passion that carries him to his doom. Lyrical, intelligent and heartbreakingly beautiful “Death in Venice” accompanied by the haunting music of Gustav Mahler, will leave its echo in your memory for years to come. Based on Thomas Mann’s classic novel ‘Death in Venice’, Visconti’s film was voted Grand Prix winner at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival. Also stars Marc Burns, Bjorn Andresen and Silvana Mangano.

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Credits

producer/director

Luchino Visconti

production company

Alfa Cinematografica

Duration

02:04:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304250

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q742308

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