Criterion Collection: Death in Venice/ Morte a Venezia (1971) BR


Seeking to recoup after a professional disaster, middle-aged composer Gustav von Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) opted to holiday on the Lido beaches. Struck by the handsomeness of a vacationing teenager (Björn Andrésen), he finds himself trapped in doomed obsession with the youth, even as the city succumbs to a cholera outbreak. Luchino Visconti's brilliant read on the Thomas Mann novella also stars Marisa Berenson, Silvana Mangano, Mark Burns, Romolo Valli.

131 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); bonus documentaries "Luchino Visconti: Life as in a Romance" (2008), "Visconti’s Venice" (1970); featurettes. Filmed in English.

In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde Composer Gustav von Aschenbach (Sir Dirk Bogarde) 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 (Björn Andrésen), 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.
基本資料 Information
Year 年份 1971
Country 國家 Italy France
Director 導演 Luchino Visconti
region 地區碼 A
format 影音格式 Bluray
Subtitles 字幕 英文
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