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Casanova (2005)

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The fabled romantic Giacomo Casanova, after failing to win the affection of the Venetian woman Francesca Bruni, strives to discover the real meaning of love.



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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:

Kazanova  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$231,077, 25 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,294,832, 16 April 2006
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2.35 : 1
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The soundtrack uses an orchestra on instruments from the 18th century, staying true to the period setting of the film. It is a consortium of players from various early music ensembles in the US including the American Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Baroque, and Tafelmusik. The works are mostly derived from composers active in Venice at the time, some original music by Alexandre Desplat was used with the orchestra on original instruments. See more »


Water can be seen flowing from a bilge pump on Paprizzio's sailboat when sailing into the port of Venice. See more »


Francesca Bruni: Give me a man who is man enough to give himself just to the woman who is worth him. If that woman were me I would love him alone and forever.
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BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »


References Scaramouche (1952) See more »


Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5 No. 7 in D Minor (3. Sarabanda - Largo
Composed by Arcangelo Corelli
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CASANOVA...A wonderful, entertaining and romantic Venetian farce
26 December 2005 | by 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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