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Fellini's Casanova (1976)

Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (original title)
Casanova is a libertine, collecting 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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Cicely Browne ...
Madame D'Urfé
Carmen Scarpitta ...
Madame Charpillon
Clara Algranti ...
Marcolina
Daniela Gatti ...
Giselda
Olimpia Carlisi ...
Isabella
Margareth Clémenti ...
Sister Maddalena (as Margareth Clementi)
Mario Cencelli ...
Moebius
Silvana Fusacchia ...
Isabella's sister
Leda Lojodice ...
Rosalba the Mechanical doll (as Adele Angela Lojodice)
Sandra Elaine Allen ...
Angelina the Giantess
Clarissa Mary Roll ...
Anna Maria
Luigi Zerbinati ...
Pope
Alessandra Belloni ...
Princess
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Casanova is a libertine, collecting 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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The sea in the film was created from cut-up black trash-bags; Federico Fellini wanted to put high emphasis on the plasticity of Casanova's life and journey. 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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Referenced in Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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A compelling film
20 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Giacomo Casanova is a writer, a wit and an aesthete. Venturing out from his native Venice and passing through the hedonistic capitals of Europe, he seeks to be recognised for his manifold and self proclaimed talents in the higher arts. But in his reckless wanderings, Casanova comes to realise that all anyone is interested in are his sexual escapades. Fellini called this film his masterpiece...

Fellini called Casanova his masterpiece. It is. However, that does not make it easy viewing, nor does it make a whole lot of narrative sense. Casanova is very much a film that requires its audience to feel rather than to think, and what is more, promises to leave them unmoved. It is a brave filmmaker who desires to pull off such a feat and a rare filmmaker that succeeds. A compelling film. PE


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