The Most Beautiful Boy in the World | Documentary

In 1969, the filmmaker Luchino Visconti travelled throughout Europe looking for the perfect boy to personify absolute beauty in his adaptation for the screen of Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice.” One year later he discovered Björn Andrésen, a shy 15-year-old Swedish teenager, who he brought to international fame overnight, and led to Andrésen spending a short but intense part of his turbulent youth between the Lido in Venice, London, the Cannes Film Festival and Japan. This is the story of a boy who was thrust to international stardom for his iconic looks and lived a life of glamour. 50 years later, Björn looks back.


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