A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.
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
The character name Victoria uses the Spanish or Latin spelling, rather than the Italian spelling Vittoria. See more »
How can I help you my dear?
I was a virgin. My virginity was my most cherished possession. My gift from God. My gift was taken from me.
Tragic and most damnable. What was the name of this vile seducer?
Giacomo Casanova. When Casanova came to my room and... robbed me... I fought for my honour
Are you saying that you would be willing to give me the testimony that I need to hang him?
Yes. But I would be worried about my reputation.
Of course. But I think we could say if everything ...
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BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »
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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