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Don Giovanni (1979)

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 ... See full summary »

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 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 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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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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Drama | Music

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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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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' was first performed in 1787. It first premiered on 29 October 1787 at the Estates Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. See more »

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Version of Don Giovanni (1916) See more »

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Cinema marries opera
11 May 2001 | by valadasSee all my reviews

To make a movie based on an opera is a different thing from filming an opera on stage. Cinema and opera are 2 different forms of art each one with its specific techniques. Nevertheless one can be at the other's service and if the match is excellent the merits of them both will be enhanced. That's what happens with this excellent movie where we can enjoy Mozart's music and the singing talents of such extraordinary artists like Kiri Te Kanawa and others besides a lot of gorgeous and dynamic movie images, sceneries, shots and superb cut and editing. The plot everyone knows: the adventures and misadventures of D. Giovanni the king of philanderers of all times and a more or less disguised attack on aristocracy and its immoral behaviour. We are on the eve of the French Revolution and as everybody also knows Mozart was a freemason and a democrat.


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