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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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Official Sites:

Official DVD site [Germany]

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:

$231,077, 25 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,294,832, 16 April 2006
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although playing some of the movie's main characters, Oliver Platt and Jeremy Irons are not in the first third of the movie. Platt first appears at the 42nd minute and Irons at the 44th. See more »

Goofs

When Francesca Bruni jumps from the gallows to the horse, the stunt double is wearing a black wig, but Francesca's hair is auburn brown. See more »

Quotes

Andrea: [refering to Francesca] There's a man who's after her.
Lord Papprizzio: Oh really, does she like him?
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BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »

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Concerto for 2 Violins, Cello and Strings L'estro armonico, Op. 3, No. 2 in G minor (1. Adagio e spiccato)
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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More farce than history
3 January 2006 | by Ric-7See all my reviews

If you approach this film looking for history or biography, you will be disappointed. This film is a superbly written farce, enacted by a talented cast of comic actors. The interesting set-up of false identities is further complicated by the addition of two scene-stealers, Oliver Platt and Jeremy Irons. One of the most entertaining scenes in the film is a comic bit involving Oliver Platt as he proudly displays his portrait. Oliver Platt is able to elicit a huge laugh without saying a word and using any broad gesture--just a kind of comic deflation.

And Jeremy Irons as the Grand Inquisitor was equally delightful, as he investigates heresy with the determination and insight of an Inspector Clouseau.

The action (and comedy) moves briskly, and appropriately for a farce, there is a come-from-nowhere ending that is as unbelievable as it is hilarious. But the ending does not disappoint, at all.

This film contains no apparent "theme" or "message", for which we can all be thankful. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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