Seen Bjorn Andresen being interviewed on Channel 4 last night here
That could be very interesting such a great film. The guy's comments were interesting, really I suppose it's difficult to look back 50 years at the good and the bad of it but he's obviously been affected by it his whole life.
No implication I'm aware of it was "Are you a stone or a sponge" (a quote from Withnail but Bruce Robinson said it was actually asked of him as a 21 year old by a semi-clothed Franco Zeffirelli in his hotel suite on the making of Romeo and Juliet (1968)).
Tis odd because watching the now pensioner I wondered WTF were his parents thinking? A bit like how I think about his fellow Swede and equally used & abused -by millions of people who should know better- the creepy and possible idiot savant, Greta Thunberg.
In 1970, 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. In Stockholm, he discovered Björn Andrésen, a shy 15-year-old teenager whom he brought to international fame...
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Documentary centred on the life of Swedish actor Björn Andrésen following his starring role in Luchino Visconti's 'Death in Venice' in 1971.Aged just 15 when he was cast in the film, ...
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Before and after.
Life's a bitch.