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still from Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, IT/FR 1971)

Death in Venice

Luchino Visconti / IT, FR, 1971 / 135 min.

A screening of Visconti’s magnum opus Death in Venice augments the documentary about Björn Andrésen, the young man who played ‘Tadzio’ in that film. Dirk Bogarde plays Gustav Aschenbach, the tormented composer who is struck by the absolute beauty of a 15-year-old boy at the Venice Lido.

poster Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, IT/FR 1971)
Aschenbach is staying at the majestic Grand Hotel des Bains, recovering after the failed premiere of his latest work. The now 50-year-old composer wanders the deserted streets and alleyways of cholera-struck Venice, resting on the chairs at the Lido. Searching for inspiration and renewed vigour where death stalks the streets.

Details

Director

Luchino Visconti

Production year

1971

Country

IT, FR

Original title

Morte a Venezia

Length

135 min.

Language

Italian, English, Polish, German, French

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

still from Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, IT/FR 1971)
still from Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, IT/FR 1971)

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