In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of artistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio, on vacation with his family. The boy embodies an ideal of beauty that Aschenbach has long sought and he becomes infatuated. However, the onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them both physically and represents the corruption that compromises and threatens all ideals. Written by
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The celebrated story of a man obsessed with ideal beauty.
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The prostitute peers out from the piano towards von Aschenbach on her left, but then she is shown sitting facing him on her right. See more
Wisdom. Truth. Human Dignity. All finished! Now there is no reason why you cannot go to your grave with your music.
/Merry Widow Waltz (uncredited)
Written by Franz Lehár
Scene before dinner; von Aschenbach sees Tadzio for the first time See more