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.
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The celebrated story of a man obsessed with ideal beauty.
Did You Know?
The wage difference between main and co-star was vast, while Bjorn Andresen earned just $5000, Dirk Bogarde's salary for his role was one hundred times that.
According to Snakes and Ladders(1978) by Dirk Bogarde, the actor agreed to accept $40,000--00 for 5 months work. He was also to receive a large percentage of the film. As of the time of writing of Snakes and Ladders he had not received a cent. See more
When Aschenbach first asks the hotel manager about the situation in Venice, the manager finishes by saying, "There's nothing to worry about." His glasses are on his face. The scene cuts to a different angle, and the manager repeats, "Nothing to worry about", but he's holding his glasses in his hands. See more
Gustav von Aschenbach
Why are they disinfecting Venice?
Featured in Homo Promo
Sehr Langsam Misterioso from Symphony No.3
Written by Gustav Mahler
Conducted by Franco Mannino
Performed by Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
(as The Orchestra of the Academy of Saint Cecilia)
Courtesy of Varèse Sarabande See more