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Man without Desire

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Man without Desire

A sumptuous silent drama of love, frustrated desire and suspended animation in 18th-century Venice.

Fantasy 1923 108 mins

Director: Adrian Brunel

Overview

This sumptuous silent drama of love and frustrated desire in 18th-century Venice sees the tragic Count Vittorio Dandolo (Ivor Novello) venture into suspended animation. Waking 200 years later, Vittorio finds he's not the man he was before. The film's authentic costumes and locations were highly praised on release, and clever casting has the actors play their own descendants.

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