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
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The celebrated story of a man obsessed with ideal beauty.
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English language film produced by Warner Bros., who supplied $1, 600,000 of the film's budget. The rest of the financing came from French company P.E.C.F. The other production company was Mario Gallo's Alfa Cinematografica (Italy). See more
TV aerials clearly visible on Venetian rooftops in one scene. See more
Week by week there are more deaths. It's quite impossible to count the number of the dead.
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Claudio Gizzi See more