Death In Venice
- 128 min
- Directed by: Luchino Visconti
- Written by: Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco, Thomas Mann (novel)
- Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Björn Andrésen
- Language: English, Polish, French, Italian
Ageing celebrated composer Von Auscenbach (the capable, slightly miscast Bogarde) comes to Venice in the midst of a creative crisis and becomes infatuated with a beautiful Polish boy who embodies the kind of physical and spiritual purity he's been looking for in his work. Highly decorative attempt at the unfilmable, though the use of Mahler's Fifth Symphony is highly affecting.
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