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Casanova 70 (1965)

Casanova '70 (original title)
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
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Noelle
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Lo psicanalista
Liana Orfei ...
La domatrice di leoni
Guido Alberti ...
Il monsignore
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La ragazza del museo
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Santina
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Lolly
Rosemary Dexter ...
La cameriera
Jolanda Modio ...
Addolorata
Seyna Seyn ...
Indonesian Airline Hostess
Luciana Paoli ...
La moglie del droghiere
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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: Gigliola, there is a saying that goes: "An untouched flower is an unloved flower." Your offer was too generous. I can be with many women as I feel the urge to do so, but I would rather die and leave you untouched rather than take you as all those others I have met in my life...
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I sing' ammore
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Colourful Sixties Italian comedy
20 November 2004 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

"Casanova '70" is a colourful movie directed by Mario Monicelli, one of the Italian comedy masters. The film follows the sexual adventures of Andrea (Marcello Mastroianni), a handsome "Casanova" who thinks being impotent, in reality he only needs danger for being excited and conquer women...

The film is a product of its time (we clearly see that we're in 1965!), but it's funny and teases the myth of Italian "macho". The merit of the picture is talking about sex without being vulgar. Mastroianni shows a comical approach and is at ease, also the rest of the cast enjoy (we see, among others, gorgeous women like Virna Lisi, Michèle Mercier and Marisa Mell...). In a role -Mell's husband- we find Italian director Marco Ferreri, famous for "outrageous" movies like "La grande bouffe", "Tales of ordinary madness", "Bye bye Monkey" and long time friend of Marcello Mastroianni.

Once more, when we see such films we miss an extremely vivacious Italian cinema which doesn't exist any more.


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