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Casanova (2005)

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The fabled romantic Giacomo Casanova, after failing to win the affection of the Venetian woman Francesca Bruni, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

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Lasse Hallström

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Jeffrey Hatcher (screenplay), Kimberly Simi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heath Ledger ... Casanova
Sienna Miller ... Francesca
Jeremy Irons ... Pucci
Oliver Platt ... Paprizzio
Lena Olin ... Andrea
Omid Djalili ... Lupo
Stephen Greif ... Donato
Ken Stott ... Dalfonso
Helen McCrory ... Casanova's Mother
Leigh Lawson ... Mother's Lover / Tito
Tim McInnerny ... The Doge
Charlie Cox ... Giovanni Bruni
Natalie Dormer ... Victoria
Phil Davis ... Guardi
Paddy Ward Paddy Ward ... Vittorio
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Storyline

Casanova is in love with Francesca, who thinks he is a friend of himself even though he is engaged to Victoria, who is the love of Giovanni, Francesca's brother. Francesca is betrothed to Paprizzio who thinks Casanova is the feminist writer Guardi, who is really Francessca's nomme de plume. Amidst all these secret identities and misunderstandings, the Catholic Church sends Pucci to bring Casanova and Guardi to trial for heresy. Written by Ploy P.

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Казанова See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$119,276, 25 December 2005

Gross USA:

$11,304,403

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,691,644
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

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Water can be seen flowing from a bilge pump on Paprizzio's sailboat when sailing into the port of Venice. See more »

Quotes

Actor: Has the ice man come?
Beautiful Masked Woman: Yes, and he comes again tomorrow!
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BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »

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Version of The Real Casanova (2003) See more »

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from the Pastorale "Zaïs"
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Although Far From Being a Classic...Casanova Is Undoubtedly Worth It!
28 July 2016 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

......................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

When Disney Studios wants to produce a film that definitely is not for children, it is produced under the name Touchstone. Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere is a Touchstone film!...And of course, so is CASANOVA.

With Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) in the title role and Jeremy Irons, Lena Olin and Oliver Platt also in the cast, Casanova is a film that has a lot to offer. Visually, both the scenes of Venice and the photography, in general,are exquisite. The costumes also demonstrate great variety and are quite impressive.

Several of the story line situations and characters are extremely humorous. The interpretations rendered by Jeremy Irons and Oliver Platt are truly fabulous. True, most of the historical references do not match reality, but, after all, it is a comedy....and most important of all, it's a rousingly entertaining movie! Of course, there are romantic elements in the story development. (With a title like Casanova, could it possibly be any different?) Even the music is spot on to transport viewers back to 1758!

8*..…ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!.....KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com


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