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Death in Venice ()

Morte a Venezia (original title)
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While recovering in Venice, a sickly composer becomes dangerously fixated with a teenage boy.

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Gustav von Aschenbach
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Hotel Manager
Mark Burns ...
Alfred
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Tadzio's Governess
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Frau von Aschenbach
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Esmeralda - Brothel Prostitute
Björn Andrésen ...
Tadzio (as Björn Andresen)
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Tadzio's Mother
Leslie French ...
Travel Agent
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Barber
Antonio Appicella ...
Vagrant
Sergio Garfagnoli ...
Jaschu - Polish Youth
Ciro Cristofoletti ...
Hotel Clerk
Luigi Battaglia ...
Scapegrace
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English Tourist
Masha Predit ...
Russian Tourist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eva Axén ...
Tadzio's Oldest Sister (uncredited)
Marcello Bonini Olas ...
Nobleman at Hotel Party (uncredited)
Bruno Boschetti ...
Train Station Employee (uncredited)
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Little Girl at Table (uncredited)
John Fordyce ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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Gustav von Aschenbach (uncredited) (voice)
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Alfred (uncredited) (voice)
Karl Menzel ...
Young Blond Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Marco Tulli ...
Man Fainting at Station (uncredited)

Directed by

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Luchino Visconti

Written by

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Thomas Mann ... (novel)
 
Luchino Visconti ... (screenplay) &
Nicola Badalucco ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Robert Gordon Edwards ... associate executive producer
Mario Gallo ... executive producer
Luchino Visconti ... producer

Cinematography by

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Pasqualino De Santis ... director of photography (as Pasquale De Santis)

Film Editing by

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Ruggero Mastroianni

Editorial Department

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Loredana Cruciani ... assistant editor
Mario D'Ambrosio ... assistant editor
Lea Mazzocchi ... assistant editor

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Ferdinando Scarfiotti

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Piero Tosi

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Maria Teresa Corridoni ... hair stylist: Miss Mangano
Gilda De Guilmi ... hair stylist
Mario Di Salvio ... makeup artist
Mauro Gavazzi ... makeup artist
Goffredo Rocchetti ... makeup artist: Miss Mangano
Luciano Vito ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Anna Davini ... production manager
Dino Di Dionisio ... assistant production manager
Alfredo Di Santo ... assistant production manager
Egidio Quarantotto ... production supervisor
Annie Rozier ... assistant production manager
Umberto Sambuco ... assistant production manager
Bruno Sassaroli ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Albino Cocco ... assistant director
Paolo Pietrangeli ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Nedo Azzini ... set dresser
Gianfranco De Dominicis ... assistant set dresser
Osvaldo Desideri ... assistant set dresser

Sound Department

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Renato Cadueri ... sound mixer
Giuseppe Muratori ... sound
Vittorio Trentino ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mario Cimini ... first assistant camera
Gastone Colantoni ... gaffer
Aldo Colanzi ... key grip
Nino Cristiani ... first assistant camera (as Michele Cristiani)
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci ... second assistant camera (as Giovanni Fiore)
Roberto Gengarelli ... second assistant camera
Luciano Leoni ... gaffer
Marcello Mastrogirolamo ... second assistant camera (as Marcello Mastrogirolomi)
Mario Tursi ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Maria Fanetti ... wardrobe
Paolo Luciani ... wardrobe
Gabriella Pescucci ... assistant costume designer
Sara Santarelli ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Gustav Mahler ... stock music
Franco Mannino ... conductor: National Academy Orchestra of Santa Cecilia
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia ... orchestra (as National Academy Orchestra of Santa Cecilia)
Roger Webb ... lyrics

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Rometta Pietrostefani ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Mort à Venise (France)
  • Death in Venice (United States)
  • Death in Venice (Ireland, English title)
  • Death in Venice (World-wide, English title)
  • Death in Venice (Canada, English title)
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  • 130 min
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Trivia Burt Lancaster eagerly sought the role played by Dirk Bogarde. See more »
Goofs As Aschenbach watches the departing Tadzio just after he twirls on the canopy posts, two young boys are walking hand in hand toward the camera. In the next shot, only one of the boys is seen walking in front of Aschenbach. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dirk Bogarde: By Myself (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Sehr Langsam Misterioso from Symphony No.3 See more »
Quotes Alfred: Do you know what lies at the bottom of the mainstream? Mediocrity.
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