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Don Giovanni (1979)

Mozart's opera in lush sets: Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, kills Donna Anna's father. He is then chased by Donna Anna's fiancé, Don Ottavio, as well as Donna Elvira, one of his former conquests. But the real threat lies elsewhere.

Director:

Joseph Losey

Writers:

Lorenzo da Ponte (libretto), Francis Savel (collaboration) (as Frantz Salieri) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruggero Raimondi ... Don Giovanni
John Macurdy ... The Commendatore
Edda Moser Edda Moser ... Donna Anna
Kiri Te Kanawa Kiri Te Kanawa ... Donna Elvira
Kenneth Riegel Kenneth Riegel ... Don Ottavio
José van Dam José van Dam ... Leporello
Teresa Berganza ... Zerlina
Malcolm King Malcolm King ... Masetto
Eric Adjani Eric Adjani ... A Valet in Black
Roberto Del Lago Roberto Del Lago
Sandro Dal Pra Sandro Dal Pra
Cristina Fondi Cristina Fondi
Patrizia Murari Patrizia Murari
Cristina Nizzero Cristina Nizzero
Simonetta Noce Simonetta Noce
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Storyline

Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom Giovanni killed) makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni one last chance to repent for his multitudinious improprieties. He will not change his ways So, he is sucked down into hell by evil spirits. High drama, hysterical comedy, magnificent music! Written by <frankpat@ix.netcom.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Music

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Trivia

Publicity for this film claimed that this was the first opera film presented in eight-track Dolby stereo which was claimed at the time to be the most advanced cinema sound system available in the world. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Frasier: The Babysitter (2003) See more »

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Exquisite
12 November 1999 | by Exile-5See all my reviews

Sublime music and the filming on location in Vicenza -- Very well made adaptation of Mozart's masterwork. The settings create a visual feast to rival any operatic stage set. Although I did find Leporello a little dissapointing with its full comic potential not realised.


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Official Sites:

Gaumont [France]

Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 November 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mozart's Don Giovanni See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, Veneto, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,519
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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