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Fellini's Casanova (1976)
"Il Casanova di Federico Fellini" (original title)

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Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person ? Is he really alive ?

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Tina Aumont ...
Henriette
Cicely Browne ...
Madame D'Urfé
Carmen Scarpitta ...
Madame Charpillon
Clara Algranti ...
Marcolina
Daniela Gatti ...
Giselda
Margareth Clémenti ...
Sister Maddalena (as Margareth Clementi)
Mario Cencelli ...
Moebius
Olimpia Carlisi ...
Isabella
Silvana Fusacchia ...
Isabella's sister
Leda Lojodice ...
Rosalba the Mechanical doll (as Adele Angela Lojodice)
Sandra Elaine Allen ...
Angelina the Giantess
Clarissa Mary Roll ...
Anna Maria
Alessandra Belloni ...
Princess
Dudley Sutton ...
Duke of Wuertemberg
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Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person ? Is he really alive ? Written by Yepok

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Trivia

Fellini had to re-shoot parts of this movie, including the elaborate Venice carnival scene, when several reels of film were stolen at the Technicolor labs of Tiburtino, Rome, in August 17, 1975. The thieves were apparently interested at Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975), and some reels of this film were also stolen, along with half of Damiano Damiani's spaghetti western 'Un genio, due compari, un pollo (1975)_. Apart from the re-shoots, this theft also forced Fellini to abandon a sequence featuring 'Barbara Steele'. The negatives were never found. See more »

Quotes

Giacomo Casanova: A man who never speaks ill of women does not love them. For to understand them and to love them one must suffer at their hands. Then and only then can you find happiness at the lips of your beloved.
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Fellini's best? definitely Sutherland's best...
9 August 1999 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

One of Fellini's more coherent and conventional films. Though I could hardly bear Satyricon, I consider "Casanova" one of the best films of all time.

The surreal nightmare world of Casanova's lost wanderings of the obscure cities of 15th century Europe comes alive and his willing enslavement to his own lust given free reign, in sex scenes which are only disturbing, could leave you wondering if you would be any different given the same freedoms. A frightening but hauntingly beautiful and poetic film. Fellini's lush cinematography was never better. The best role of Donald Sutherland's career- his performance is simply amazing.


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