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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 »
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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There's no greater adventure than true love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$231,077, 25 December 2005

Gross USA:

$11,294,832
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Giacomo Casanova was a real person, but most of the other characters in the movie are not. Francesca Bruni was created for the Bob Hope vehicle Casanova's Big Night (1954), in which she was played by Joan Fontaine. See more »

Goofs

The business with the hot air balloon is a minor anachronism. The first manned flight of such a vehicle was by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783, just 30 years after the film's setting. See more »

Quotes

Pucci: Heresy is what *I* say it is.
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BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »

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Version of Fellini's Casanova (1976) See more »

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Concerto à 5, Op. 9 No. 6 in G for 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo (3. Allegro)
Composed by Tomaso Albinoni
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CASANOVA...A wonderful, entertaining and romantic Venetian farce
26 December 2005 | by screenwriter-14See all my reviews

CASANOVA is a delightful comedy and farce with a tremendous cast of very talented actors. Heath Ledger is a wonderful and witty CASANOVA, Sienna Miller delivers a delicious performance, and Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt and Lena Olin all add to the humorous plot and story. This film is fun to watch and see the romp through Venice as CASANOVA jumps from one roof top to another in a very beautifully photographed film.

Lasse Hallstrom has directed a film which showcases the beauty of Venice in a romantic comedy that has beautiful sets and costumes. The ride in the hot air balloon is a cinematic moment which captures the adventures of CASANOVA and his attempt to woo the woman he really loves.

The dialog, pace of the film and the colorful ending makes CASANOVA a story worth watching and with a cast that is simply out of this world. And Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller provide CASANOVA with just the right amount of romance and adventure. Bravo, CASANOVA.


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