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Morte a Venezia
(1971)

AKA: Death in Venice

Country: Italy

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

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 an 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...

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  • Directed by Luchino Visconti

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It has been pointed out that this film takes the classicism of the book and turns it into romanticism, with all that Mahler. True enough: wonder what Mann would have made of it? But with Björn Andrésen and Dirk Bogarde you can't go far wrong. The good South African film Skoonheid is a darker take on similar material, and 1965's Tonio Kröger is an excellent, faithful Thomas Mann adaptation, with production supervised by Mann's daughter Erika.

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I had high hopes when I ordered this film but was disappointed. I agree with others that it needed editing.

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A sad parable of repression.

I also found the film heavily padded and slow. I would have edited 25 minutes, easily. Any director unable to establish a scene or set a mood in less than five minutes is simply wasting film and boring audiences.

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