In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of artistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio, on vacation with his family. The boy embodies an ideal of beauty that Aschenbach has long sought and he becomes infatuated. However, the onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them both physically and represents the corruption that compromises and threatens all ideals. Written by
Eric Wees <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The celebrated story of a man obsessed with ideal beauty.
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The boy Tadzio was based on, Wladyslaw Gerard Jan Nepomuk Marya Moes, was only ten in May 1911. See more
The prostitute peers out from the piano towards von Aschenbach on her left, but then she is shown sitting facing him on her right. See more
Gustav von Aschenbach
You cannot reach the spirit with the senses. You cannot. It's only by complete domination of the senses that you can ever achieve wisdom, truth, and human dignity.
Neue Lieder (Wer Bei Den Frauen Glück Haben Will)
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