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Fellini's Casanova (1976)

Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (original title)
Casanova is a libertine, performing seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?

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Federico Fellini

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Giacomo Casanova (autobiography: "Histoire de ma vie"), Federico Fellini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Giacomo Casanova
Tina Aumont ... Henriette
Cicely Browne Cicely Browne ... Madame D'Urfé
Carmen Scarpitta Carmen Scarpitta ... Madame Charpillon
Clara Algranti Clara Algranti ... Marcolina
Daniela Gatti Daniela Gatti ... Giselda
Margareth Clémenti Margareth Clémenti ... Sister Maddalena (as Margareth Clementi)
Olimpia Carlisi Olimpia Carlisi ... Isabella
Silvana Fusacchia Silvana Fusacchia ... Isabella's sister
Chesty Morgan ... Barberina (scenes deleted)
Leda Lojodice Leda Lojodice ... Rosalba the Mechanical doll (as Adele Angela Lojodice)
Sandra Elaine Allen Sandra Elaine Allen ... Angelina the Giantess
Clarissa Mary Roll Clarissa Mary Roll ... Anna Maria
Daniel Emilfork ... Marquis Du Bois (as Daniel Emilfork Berenstein)
Luigi Zerbinati Luigi Zerbinati ... Pope
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Casanova is a libertine, performing seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive? Written by Yepok

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Release Date:

11 February 1977 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Federico Fellini had to re-shoot parts of this movie, including the elaborate Venice carnival scene, when several reels of film were stolen at the Technicolor labs of Rome, on August 17, 1975. Some reels of Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) and Damiano Damiani's spaghetti western Un genio, due compari, un pollo (1975) were also stolen. Apart from the re-shoots, this theft also forced Fellini to abandon a sequence featuring Barbara Steele. The negatives were found again in May 1976. See more »

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Giacomo Casanova: A man who never speaks ill of women does not love them. For to understand them and to love them one must suffer at their hands. Then and only then can you find happiness at the lips of your beloved.
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The tragic side of the story
12 September 2016 | by Regina ZervouSee all my reviews

Fellini needs no recommendations. He's the Magician. And Sutherland is one of a few. Plus, he diaries of Casanova are on of the most inspirational literature works of the last centuries. These alone are sufficient. But Casanova of Fellini is something more. As Fellini feels awe (fear and worship at the same time) for women, he degrades men. From Satyricon to the City of Women men appear to surrender, give up their role and the force they once exerted over the other sex. As he deals with the story of his compatriot, Giacomo Casanova, the emblematic womanizer, he lets emerge a tragic figure, a man prisoner of his dubious reputation, a solitary creature that crawls on patios and lounges of prerevolutionary Europe, among degenerated monarchs and nobles who don't understand what is to come and have fun until boredom, The wretched Fellini hero tries to survive sometimes as stallion, sometimes as metaphysical guru and . Trying to ascend socially, he keeps falling, ending his days in a kitchen of a German lord having dinner with the servants who taunt him. He, the greater lover, finally makes love with a doll. (amazing scene). Fellini stays faithful to the text, far away from the beautification of those who grappled with this story, and Sutherland interprets one of the most tragic heroes in the cinema of the 20th century.


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