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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?

Director:

Federico Fellini

Writers:

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 / Casanova's lover
Cicely Browne Cicely Browne ... Madame D'Urfé
Carmen Scarpitta Carmen Scarpitta ... Madame Charpillon
Clara Algranti Clara Algranti ... Marcolina / Casanova's sister inlaw
Daniela Gatti Daniela Gatti ... Giselda
Margareth Clémenti Margareth Clémenti ... Sister Maddalena (as Margareth Clementi)
Olimpia Carlisi Olimpia Carlisi ... Isabella / alchemist's daughter
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 / Casanova's employee
Daniel Emilfork ... Marquis Du Bois (as Daniel Emilfork Berenstein)
Luigi Zerbinati Luigi Zerbinati ... Pope
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Release Date:

11 February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Discussing his role in the Getty-kidnap TV drama "Trust" Sutherland recalled filming Casanova in Italy during this period of high-profile kidnappings by the Mafia. He had to be driven to and from the studio wearing a white bag on his head to preserve his anonymity, and later discovered that the producer had bought kidnapping insurance for him but did not tell him at the time as that was a condition of the policy. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Edited into Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002) See more »

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Visionary Fellini
15 August 2006 | by elena_falSee all my reviews

Federico Fellini's Casanova is quite an extraordinary film.I watched it just yesterday,late at night,and I felt charmed.Yes,it looks weird and you hardly understand what it's exactly about,but that's not the point.This film appears to be something like a dream.It's like a string of images which you cannot link using your reason.The atmosphere is magical.You can sense the corruption,the craziness in all those wild parties,the desire for pleasures that hides inside the socially repressed people of that time.Even the music by Nino Rota is weird,but it's hauntingly beautiful and it makes the whole film look like a real dream.The sounds have the power to hypnotize you.That's evident from the start.

Clearly,a piece of art.The vision of Casanova in the director's mind.A man obsessed with the female.A man in love with women in general.A man who always looks for the perfect woman.He falls in love too easily,but love always flies from out his arms,leading him to self-destruction.Until he ends up with a doll.The perfect woman.Flawless beauty.Plus,he won't be deserted.You get the sense that he's crazy,that the whole film is crazy,actually.But then you think that it's a dream and you're acting in it,too.Hypnotization...A faraway land,a faraway world.


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