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Casanova 70 (1965)

Casanova '70 (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 11 August 1965 (France)
The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations.

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (story and screenplay) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (story and screenplay) (as Scarpelli) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Il maggiore Andrea Rossi-Colombotti
Virna Lisi ... Gigliola
Marisa Mell ... Thelma
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Lo psicanalista (as Enrico M. Salerno)
Liana Orfei ... La domatrice di leoni
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Il monsignore
Beba Loncar ... La ragazza del museo
Moira Orfei ... Santina
Margaret Lee ... Lolly
Rosemary Dexter ... La cameriera
Jolanda Modio ... Addolorata
Seyna Seyn Seyna Seyn ... Indonesian Airline Hostess
Luciana Paoli Luciana Paoli ... La moglie del droghiere
Ivo Garrani Ivo Garrani ... Il avvocato
Mario Feliciani ... Il procuratore
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Storyline

Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, a U.N. official and modern-day Casanova, cannot get aroused unless there's danger in sex, but women and society are too compliant, so he's often impotent. A psychiatrist warns him it will get worse, and he should be celibate. Andrea tries and fails at that, abandons his fiancée, finds the occasional life-threatening liaison, and pursues a woman tethered to a dull but murderous husband. Will Andrea find pleasure and fulfillment, or is he doomed to pursue and then go limp when the pursuit is successful? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Greatest Under "Cover" Man of the Century See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 August 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Casanova 70 See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 45595 delivered on 8-9-1965. See more »

Quotes

Major Andrea Rossi-Colombotti: [to the doctor] My earliest memory is of making a pair of stilts and walking on them around my hometown. The women's bedrooms were on the second floor back in those days...
[a man catches Andrea peeping into his house, and grabs a machete... ]
Major Andrea Rossi-Colombotti: Believe me, Doctor, I can give you a hundred stories like that one...
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Crazy Credits

The composer's credit (Armando Trovajoli) is in the form of a ringing bell. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

I sing' ammore
Written by Giorgio Calabrese (as G.Calabresse), Pino Massara
Casa editrice Santa Cecilia
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An excellent, underrated Italian comedy
8 June 2015 | by pgetsosSee all my reviews

It's an excellent comedy, with multiple moments of laughter, 2 of the most beautiful women in the world at that moment, and a fantastic appearance from Mastroianni.

The plot is simple, yet effective enough to develop feelings for "Andrea", in his continuous search of sexual pleasure under danger.

The production is in rather good shape, despite being 50-years old film. I just have some small complains about the sound, sometimes is a bit off.

It's really a shame this film isn't more well-known. Really recommended!


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