Dashing through the streets of Venice, slipping from the clutches of the law, darting across Europe in search of new challenges, Giacomo Casanova races through life with irrepressible energy. Violinist, writer, soldier, spy, gambler, adventurer - it is as a lover that he unbridles the full force of his energy. A charmer and seducer, he, too, is charmed by the beauty of women, seduced by their passion, intrigued by their mystery. For the young Casanova, life may be one dazzling Venetian carnival, but in love there are no masks or disguises: this is where he is at his most genuine, most vulnerable, most naked. The son of an actress, Giacomo Casanova grows up surrounded by the magic and artifice of theater. As the protégé of the French ambassador to the Venetian Republic, he begins his ascent in society - and his conquest of its most beautiful women. Betrayed by his jealous benefactor, Casanova is thrown into prison. Fifteen months later, he escapes and flees to Paris, where he beguiles ...
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I have rediscovered two precious things that I had lost; curiosity and the joy of movement. I'm leaving for London with the money I have in my pocket. But my greatest wealth is that I am my own master. I depend on no one and if troubles come; let them. I don't want to become a worse person simply in order to live. The wind is blowing me on again, these are the great moments of life. Two big eyes gazing into mine. An unforeseen, unexpected meeting, due to pure chance, but all the happier for it....