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Through the childhood and the adolescence of Giacomo Casanova (from his memoirs), this is a description of how people live in the Venice of the 18th century: customs, habits, medecine, religion and most of all - the omnipresence of hypocrisy. Written by
Comencini shows us the 18th century Venice, a lusty and quite filthy place were ignorance rivals with appearances. Casanova is more a pretext than a pivotal character, he is portrayed as a handsome lad who does not grasp what is happening to him. The real Casanova was more astute.
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