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The Venice Syndrome (2012)

Das Venedig Prinzip (original title)
An examination of Venice, Italy, its rise as a tourist attraction and its linked decline as a functioning city.


Andreas Pichler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tudy Sammartini Tudy Sammartini ... Self
Giorgio Gross Giorgio Gross ... Self
Laura Gross Laura Gross ... Self
Flavio Scaggiante Flavio Scaggiante ... Self
Pietro Codato Pietro Codato ... Self
Federica Codato Federica Codato ... Self
Federica Chiuch Federica Chiuch ... Self
Andrea Giusti Andrea Giusti ... Self
Antonia Sautter Antonia Sautter ... Self
Roberto Rizzi Roberto Rizzi ... Self
Sergio Renier Sergio Renier ... Self
Roberto Perocchio Roberto Perocchio ... Self
Big Mike and the Groove Generation Big Mike and the Groove Generation ... Themselves
Alvise Bittente Alvise Bittente ... Self
Amy Ferullo Amy Ferullo ... Self


Venice lives under the enormous pressure of mass tourism - and lives from it. The city has ceased to exist as an urban structure, has been deserted by its inhabitants and is descending into physical, social and moral decay. The film is a portrait of a magnificent city in the process of destroying itself. Written by Anonymous

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A documentary very much worth seeing.
1 April 2014 | by marysuelyonsSee all my reviews

This film, a documentary, was recommended to us as very good so my husband and I went to see it as part of the Washington D.C. Environmental Film Festival. We often don't agree on films but this time we both felt it very good. We are departing for our first visit to Venice next week and have heard so many wonderful things about Venice. Thanks to this film our visit will be more meaningful as we now have a clearer understand of Venice's future even if it isn't so wonderful.

Nevertheless, it would be just as good for those who have already been there to understand what is happening beyond the problems with flooding. It was never slow or boring, always interesting. The director found 4 very different, but most interesting residents, to interview as part of the film to give their perspective on what is happening there. In addition others are interviewed to give a fuller understanding. Pictures sometimes speak even louder than words. In the case of this documentary, this is definitely true. You won't be disappointed.

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6 December 2012 (Germany) See more »

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Le syndrome de Venise See more »

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Venice, Veneto, Italy


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