After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.
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After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.

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The miniseries premiered in the same year as the film Casanova (2005) in which Giacomo Casanova was played by Heath Ledger. See more »

Quotes

Giacomo Casanova: You're with the wrong man.
Henriette: I know.
Giacomo Casanova: You still haven't said... do you love me?
Henriette: Yes... yes. Completely. But I need him.
Giacomo Casanova: [on the verge of tears] Then, thank you for tonight.
Henriette: [nods] Thank you for the dance.
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Referenced in Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion (2005) See more »

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Drama never intended to be documentary
6 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I've read through all the previous comments and there is a puzzling divergence in the reactions to this work. There are significant numbers who seem to have expected this to be a documentary drama and have berated Davies for writing something at odds with the historical Casanova's life. This is missing the point entirely. It's like criticising Shakespeare in Love for being "inaccurate." This is a romp, with a hint of sadness, based upon Giacomo Casanova's memoir/autobiography. It is obviously intended as a diversion, every aspect of the production aiming at no more than the spirit of the thing, mixing today's argot and attitudes with those of C18 Venice.

Russell T Davies's work is of a very particular style, knowing and self-conscious (one critic here seemed to think this was inevitably a bad thing) and, above all, camp and celebratory. If you don't warm to his style then avoid his work is my advice. For those who can accept it for what it is and what it intends, it is glorious stuff.


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