Composer Gustave Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) travels to a Venice resort to escape personal and artistic stress. However, peace eludes him as he develops a disturbing attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio (Björn Andresen). However, their lives are both threatened with a sudden outbreak of cholera.
Director: Luchino Visconti
Art director: Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Music composed by: Gustav Mahler, Ludwig van Beethoven, Modest Mussorgsky