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Casanova (2015)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 7 August 2015
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18th century Venetian Giacomo Casanova escapes from prison and flees to France.


Jean-Pierre Jeunet


Stuart Zicherman (as Stu Zicherman)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Luna ... Giacomo Casanova
Bojana Novakovic ... Madame Pompadour
Ben Daniels ... Francois-Joachim de Bernis
Amelia Clarkson ... Manon Balletti
Laure Marsac ... Sylvia Balleti
Miranda Richardson ... Marquise d'Urfé
Paul Rhys ... Comte De St Germain
Ed Birch Ed Birch ... Nicolas
Sarah Winter ... Helena Morphy
Francis Magee ... Balbi
Sarah Bauer ... Victorie Morphy
Tim Delap ... Claude Patu
James Flynn James Flynn ... King Louis XV
Michael Taibi Michael Taibi ... Pale Man
Gábor Harsai Gábor Harsai ... Gustaf Lundberg (as Gábor Harsay)


Exiled from his beloved Venice, Giacomo Casanova flees to Paris at the dawn of the Enlightenment in hopes of putting his reputation as a playboy behind him. But old habits die hard, and temptation is everywhere as Casanova finds a wealth of new opportunity and trouble. Written by Amazon Studios

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Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Versailles, Yvelines, France See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The third tower on the roof of Notre-Dame was built during the 19th century by architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. See more »


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The story is fresh and catchy but i had a trouble digesting the accent of Diego Luna and the unconvincing performance of Novakovic !!!
12 August 2015 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

The story is genuine and brought out to a new style yet the execution is still on the range of every show i'v seen talking about that era of time .. the script seems to be good ,, but there are this 10 minutes where you feel the scenario goes slow and unnecessary but it seems like the rules of Amazon prevent the show from having less than 55 continuous minutes of script !!?

Stu Zicherman is a good writer and familiar with thrill as he wrote a couple of exciting episodes of the Hit spies series "The Americans" but again i really hope they work a bit more on the screenplay as it needs a bit of trimming ;)

The casting was not a wowzer .. i think they casted Diego Luna cuz he get paid less than other choices ,, and i really wished he had a British accent as it would seems more appealing to the ears even if Casanova was Italian ,, i mean look at "The Musketeers" on BBC or "Da Vinci's Demons" on starz casting Tom Riley ,, same Italian look but with more charming accent the face of Diego Luna is perfect and his performance was okay but again the voice matters too .. also Bojana Novakovic is not that wonderful actress ,, i think they missed in this part of the Show ...

Overall, the story is fresh and catchy but the cast doesn't really intrigue you into keep on watching more or at most into waiting for the next scene to come.

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