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Death in Venice
Dir.: Luchino Visconti | 130 minutes

Death in Venice

Italy, France 1971 | 130 minutes | English, Italian, Polish, French, Russian, German | Hebrew, English subtitles

Gustav Aschenbach is a respected writer beyond his prime who comes to Venice in the beginning of the century. Here he falls in love irreconcilably (but platonically) with the beauty of a young Pole who represents in his eyes the vigor of youth and the Greek ideal which he admires so much. The news of a cholera epidemic in Venice fails to move the aging man, and he prefers to remain and observe from afar the object of his passion. 

Original title:
Morte a Venezia