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Death in Venice Rated 12A

Death in Venice

Dir. Luchino Visconti. Italy/France, 1971. 2h 10m. Italian/French/subs. Starring Dirk Bogarde, Björn Andrésen, Silvana Mangano, Marisa Berenson, Mark Burns, Romolo Valli, Nora Ricci, Carole André, Leslie French.

Haunting adaptation of Thomas Mann's classic about a composer, paralysed by ennui and repressed emotion, who discovers the last vestige of beauty and emotion during a visit to Venice at the turn of the century. This late-career masterpiece from Luchino Visconti is a meditation on the nature of art, the allure of beauty, and the inescapability of death.

'A master filmmaker in his twilight years...yet thrashing beneath that control, the film is submerged in ambiguities and incongruencies.' ★★★★ Niles Schwartz, Slant Magazine

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