Wonderful! Perhaps a bit dated by now.
Acting was impeccable, visuals were even better, perhaps some of the best colour cinematography I've seen. Great story, but requires patience and a little understanding, some will be disturbed by the plot implications, but that pay off is great, and it is well worth your time.
Look I suppose the music was good but long tedious wooden scenes set in a macabre little hotel in Venice dont make a movie. The acting felt anamatronic and the sound quality poor. The homoerotic element hardly spiced it up and the whole thing was essentially pretentious twaddle.
I enjoyed it but mainly because I have visited the Hotel de Bains on the Lido and also Venice several times. I enjoy period movies and for a movie 35 years old it was well produced and 'interesting'. Enjoyed the production and music
I really hated this movie. The only good thing about it was Gustav Mahler's music. The sound was extremely poor so for once I was glad of the subtitles. I grant that it was rather artistic in its setting but overall it was very disappointing.
Haunting movie.I was fascinated by Bogarde and the photography.
Slow, charming revelation of the grace and misery of Venice. For jaded aesthetes only.