About

Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as Aschenbach.

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Directed by

Luchino Visconti

Written by

Luchino Visconti (Screenplay)
Nicola Badalucco (Screenplay)
Thomas Mann (Novel)

Runtime

130 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

Italian

Tagline

The celebrated story of a man obsessed by ideal beauty

Cast

Keywords

beach homosexuality vacation boy composer venice, italy homoeroticism beauty obsession makeover conductor cholera

Photos

Lists

#198 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design