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Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

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Lupo
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Donato
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Dalfonso
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Casanova's Mother
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Mother's Lover / Tito
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Guardi (as Phil Davis)
Paddy Ward ...
Vittorio
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Storyline

Casanova is in love with Francesca, who thinks he is a friend of himself even though he is engaged to Victoria, who is the love of Giovanni, Francesca's brother. Francesca is betrothed to Paprizzio who thinks Casanova is the feminist writer Guardi, who is really Francessca's nomme de plume. Amidst all these secret identities and misunderstandings, the Catholic Church sends Pucci to bring Casanova and Guardi to trial for heresy. Written by Ploy P.

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love | casanova | writer | secret | feminist | See more »

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There's no greater adventure than true love. See more »


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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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25 December 2005 (USA)  »

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Femur  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$16,753 (Chile) (26 May 2006)

Gross:

$29,735 (Chile) (2 June 2006)
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Trivia

During the short sword fight at the end of the film when they are running away Oliver Platt takes off his cape and fights with it just as Oliver Reed did as Athos in The Three Musketeers (1973). Oliver Platt played Porthos in the 1993 version of The Three Musketeers (1993). See more »

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For a split second when Casanova jumps from one building to another you can see the harness. See more »

Quotes

Victoria: Bishop Pucci
Pucci: How can I help you my dear?
Victoria: I was a virgin. My virginity was my most cherished possession. My gift from God. My gift was taken from me.
Pucci: Tragic and most damnable. What was the name of this vile seducer?
Victoria: Giacomo Casanova. When Casanova came to my room and... robbed me... I fought for my honour
Pucci: Are you saying that you would be willing to give me the testimony that I need to hang him?
Victoria: Yes. But I would be worried about my reputation.
Pucci: Of course. But I think we could say if everything ...
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Concerto à 5, Op. 9 No. 6 in G for 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo (3. Allegro)
Composed by Tomaso Albinoni
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Great fun; witty, funny and great performances
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the film earlier this week with friends at a preview. Surprisingly there was not a large crowd. However, that was not the only surprise. The film itself was a surprise. Heath Ledger, not as handsome as usual, was lots of fun, however, as Casanova. Oliver Platt takes some physical risks in this role - if you consider partial nudity a risk for a man Platt's size and shape. All of my friends enjoyed the film. I wasn't expecting the film to be such a romp! It was very successful at being funny! I attribute to Verdi's Don Giovanni. There is even the comic relief of the side kick, Leperello. The plot has a few surprises, and everyone in the film has a good time, except for maybe Jeremy Irons. Lots of fun!


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