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Casanova (2005)

Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, 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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A partially true story about lies told, virtue lost and love found. See more »


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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$231,077 (USA) (25 December 2005)

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$11,294,832 (USA) (16 April 2006)
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Some plot elements recall William Shakespeare play The Merchant of Venice, especially Francesca Bruni's disguising as a man in order to take part in a legal council. This movie also featured Jeremy Irons and Charlie Cox who appeared in The Merchant of Venice (2004). See more »

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

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Lupo: We were worried about us.
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BIMBA is given screen credit as the Pig. See more »

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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Sinfonia
from the Opera "Farnace"
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This is a comedy, not a biography attempt
24 January 2006 | by (Bermuda) – 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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