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Casanova 70 (1965)
"Casanova '70" (original title)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  11 August 1965 (France)
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The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Il maggiore Andrea Rossi-Colombotti
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Gigliola
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Thelma
Michèle Mercier ...
Noelle
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Lo psicanalista
Liana Orfei ...
La dominatrice di leoni
Guido Alberti ...
Il monsignore
Beba Loncar ...
La ragazza del museo
Moira Orfei ...
Santina
Margaret Lee ...
Lolly
Rosemary Dexter ...
La cameriera
Jolanda Modio ...
L' addolorata
Seyna Seyn ...
Indonesian Airline Hostess
Luciana Paoli ...
La moglie del droghiere
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Il conte
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Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, a U.N. official and modern-day Casanova, cannot get aroused unless there's danger in sex, but women and society are too compliant, so he's often impotent. A psychiatrist warns him it will get worse, and he should be celibate. Andrea tries and fails at that, abandons his fiancée, finds the occasional life-threatening liaison, and pursues a woman tethered to a dull but murderous husband. Will Andrea find pleasure and fulfillment, or is he doomed to pursue and then go limp when the pursuit is successful? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Made in all the loveliest places.

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This film, as its tagline states, was shot on location in the countries of Italy, Burma, Switzerland, France and Germany. See more »

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Major Andrea Rossi-Colombotti: [to the doctor] My earliest memory is of making a pair of stilts and walking on them around my hometown. The women's bedrooms were on the second floor back in those days...
[a man catches Andrea peeping into his house, and grabs a machete... ]
Major Andrea Rossi-Colombotti: Believe me, Doctor, I can give you a hundred stories like that one...
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Adios Muchachos
Written by Sanders, Vedani
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Amusing Italian comedy - above average.

Although the production values are terrible (typically bizarre music of the period and washed out color), this is a droll romp that is rather quite amusing. Our hero is impotent unless there is a very real element of danger present in his wooing of women. Mastroianni is perfectly cast. The Original Story and Screenplay were deservedly Oscar nominated. Most amusing is the lecherous and bizarre psychiatrist who tries to convince Mastroianni to give up women - the good doctor has an agenda. Watch him obsessively sharpen pencils when talking of Marcello's impotency. Also the last sequence of seduction in the decaying antique collector's villa is a hoot. The trial for murder where Marcello defends himself against the constant barrage of the fair sex is very well done. All in all - a delight despite the poor film stock and scoring. Out of print on video, you may still find it in your local video store.


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