Death in Venice

Release Date: June 17th, 1971

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2004

PG |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Composer Gustave Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) travels to a Venice resort to escape personal and artistic stress. However, peace eludes him as he develops a disturbing attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio (Björn Andresen). However, their lives are both threatened with a sudden outbreak of cholera.

Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Björn Andresen, Silvana Mangano, Marisa Berenson, Mark Burns, Romolo Valli, Nora Ricci, Carole André

Director: Luchino Visconti

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Alfa Cinematografica

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Brooding, Forbidden love, Mother, Intense, Temptation

Awards

Winner Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Winner Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)