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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.

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Jeffrey Hatcher (screenplay), Kimberly Simi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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He won every woman's heart. She won his. See more »


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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film premiered in the same year as the BBC miniseries Casanova (2005) in which Giacomo Casanova was played by David Tennant and Peter O'Toole at different points in his life. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lord Papprizzio: You see that trunk over there shaped vaguely like a salami?
Fulvio: Yes...
Lord Papprizzio: Well, it's filled with salamis.
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Crazy Credits

BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »

Connections

References Casanova's Big Night (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Overture
from the Pastorale "Achante et Céphise ou La Sympathie"
Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau
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It's a complete mystery to me...
28 February 2008 | by evehandsSee all my reviews

...why this movie wasn't (a) marketed right in the first place, (b) isn't being re-released right now!?

Trust me, as someone who works in this industry, I'm darn picky about what I like...but I liked this, despite wincing over the many historical inaccuracies and liberties taken with authentic language of the time - 'Casanova' is such a fun, feel-good romp, it charmed me into turning a blind eye and deaf ear and chalking all that up to necessary 'poetic licence'! The cast is fabulous, the late Heath Ledger is at his charismatic best...and BECAUSE he's no longer with us makes re-releasing it 'right' this time around a 'no-brainer', so far as I can see (for example; why it made it's Stateside debut on Christmas day baffles me completely - unless it was intended for Academy Award inclusion?). Clearly, this was/should have been a Summer dating flick...for both the typical dating demographic (= late teens/early twenties) AS WELL AS 'baby-boomers', who will appreciate the fine acting performances from the likes of Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt and Lena Olin, as well as enjoy the witty banter. It needs to be promoted as the 'period romp'/romantic comedy it IS, without being depicted as simply stupid (e.g. without excessive trailer cameos of characters falling off gondolas into the canals and/or slipping on bananas, etc!). The right trailer, the right time of year, the right riding-on-Heath's-sadly-gone-forever-coat-tails PR push, and this movie could be a 'sleeper hit' yet!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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2.35 : 1
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