Death in Venice (1971)

Death in Venice (1971)

Director Luchino Visconti

Writer Thomas Mann (novel), Luchino Visconti (screenplay), Nicola Badalucco (screenplay)

Genre Drama

Year 1971

Actors Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

IMDB : 7.5 (14,139 votes)


Description 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.


  • Kiara Thompson 2017-03-12 04:51:32
    I hate how wonderful classics like this are never appreciated by critics when they get released in theaters but years later people want to get all excited and say o this is a masterpiece!
  • Constanze 2017-01-17 11:25:16
    the American accent ruins all of it. luchino visconti would turn in his grave if he heard how his name is mispronounced.
  • Pero Beljo 2016-12-18 08:15:22
    a unique film, observe the meticulous shots, original cinematography, and editng in many sections of the film, it is slow, and on the surface an alienating film, but like once upon a time in america(1984) makes valid comments on the passing of time, loss, regret, and the hopleseness and meaningless of our very existence.
  • VEGGIETALESfan 997 2016-12-17 02:22:27
  • Spectrum 2016-10-30 01:34:48
  • bloodandwinearered 2016-10-14 00:29:34
    A magnificent work of art.  Cinematography such as this is gone forever.

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