Released in 1968, Theorem is an Italian classic by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Following the story of an upper-class family that is connected to a divine force, the art-house film focuses on a mysterious guest who influences every single person he crosses paths with. Written and directed by Pasolini, the motion picture stars Terrence Stamp and Silvana Mangano.
The film Death in Venice (Morte a Venezia) was released in 1971. The film version is an adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel titled Der Tod in Venedig. Luchino Visconti wrote the screenplay and directed the film. The film’s protagonist Gustave Aschenbach seeks peace and rest in vain at a Venetian holiday resort. Not only does he find a beautiful boy distracting, but his life is also placed in grave danger at the outbreak of a disease. Dirk Bogarde and Björn Andrésen take on starring roles.