Death in Venice (Morte a Venezia) (1971)

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Released 17-Mar-2004
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Abroad on a rest holiday, composer Gustav Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) is to all the world reserved and civilized. But when he glimpses someone who inspires him to give way to a secret passion, it foreshadows his doom.

Director Luchino Visconti (Rocco and His Brothers, The Damned) transforms Thomas Mann's classic novel into "a masterwork of power and beauty" (William Wolf, Cue). Like Aschenbach, Visconti is an artist obsessed: his movies are awash in mood, period detail and seething emotions beneath placid surfaces. Earning its maker a Cannes Film Festival 25th-Anniversary Prize, Death In Venice - with a soundtrack feast of Gustav Mahler music and a haunting Bogarde performance - is Visconti at his best.

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Dirk Bogarde
Romolo Valli
Mark Burns
Nora Ricci
Marisa Berenson
Carole André
Björn Andrésen
Silvana Mangano
Leslie French
Franco Fabrizi
Antonio Appicella
Sergio Garfagnoli
Ciro Cristofoletti
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Luchino Visconti
Gustav Mahler
Franz Lehár
Franz Lehár
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
Drama 1971 125:08 576i (PAL) 2 4 5
Widescreen 2.35:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s), French Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s), Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 (192Kb/s)
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Romanian, English for the Hearing Impaired, Italian for the Hearing Impaired
Main Menu Audio, Featurette-Behind The Scenes-Visconti's Venice, Gallery-Photo-A Tour Of Venice, Theatrical Trailer
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