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Death in Venice

Morte a Venezia

Directed by Luchino Visconti
Italy, France, 1971
Drama, Gay & Lesbian


Composer Gustave Aschenbach travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose, but finds no peace, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio, who embodies an ideal of beauty that Aschenbach has long sought. A pestilence, arrives, threatening his ideals and life.

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Death in Venice Directed by Luchino Visconti

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1971 | Winner: 25th Anniversary Prize

Academy Awards

1972 | Nominee: Best Costume Design

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