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Casanova (2005)

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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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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6 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$231,077, 25 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,294,832, 16 April 2006
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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

In one long shot of Venice at sunset, the viewer can clearly see contrails in the sky caused by passing jet planes. See more »

Quotes

Casanova: I've got to stay here. If I go with you they'll be looking for both of us. It's too dangerous!
Giovanni Bruni: What if you never left?
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BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »

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Overture
from the Comédie-ballet "Platée"
Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau
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This is a comedy, not a biography attempt
24 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just saw Casanova. I read most of the comments here before I went to see it and honestly I was on my way to give up on it. I had fun. I laughed and enjoyed it. One thing though: this is a comedy. If you are in search or a historical, accurate description of the famous Casanova then you are on the wrong path. Some people here said Jeremy Irons was... over-acting? Come on.. give him the merit he deserves as a great actor that he is. He was enjoying his role. I could almost see him laughing on the set after the director shouts out Cut! The only dramatic moment towards the end of the movie seemed to be there just to reinforce the comedy picture after it. Sienna Miller seemed a bit uneasy to me at the beginning with the speech in the University.. I loved the costumes and the settings. It definitely makes you think of buying a ticket to Venice. (Again!) Sensual? 10% Love story? 40% Comedy? The rest. So I say, if you are in the mood for something light, give it a chance and laugh :) And let us agree to disagree, shall we?


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