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Casanova (2005)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casanova's Mother
Leigh Lawson ...
Mother's Lover / Tito
Guardi (as Phil Davis)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Казанова  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$231,077 (USA) (23 December 2005)


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

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Did You Know?


When Casanova is running away from the Inquisition in the opening scene he jumps through a window and into the University of Venice. The University of Venice never existed and the building he jumps into is in fact the "Teatro Olimpico", one of the first Renaissance theaters 140 kilometers away from Venice. See more »


In one long shot of Venice at sunset, the viewer can clearly see contrails in the sky caused by passing jet planes. See more »


Lupo: Look at the state of us! Where have we been all night?
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BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »


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Harpsichord Concerto in B Flat (1. Allegro non troppo)
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CASANOVA...A wonderful, entertaining and romantic Venetian farce
26 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

CASANOVA is a delightful comedy and farce with a tremendous cast of very talented actors. Heath Ledger is a wonderful and witty CASANOVA, Sienna Miller delivers a delicious performance, and Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt and Lena Olin all add to the humorous plot and story. This film is fun to watch and see the romp through Venice as CASANOVA jumps from one roof top to another in a very beautifully photographed film.

Lasse Hallstrom has directed a film which showcases the beauty of Venice in a romantic comedy that has beautiful sets and costumes. The ride in the hot air balloon is a cinematic moment which captures the adventures of CASANOVA and his attempt to woo the woman he really loves.

The dialog, pace of the film and the colorful ending makes CASANOVA a story worth watching and with a cast that is simply out of this world. And Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller provide CASANOVA with just the right amount of romance and adventure. Bravo, CASANOVA.

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