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Casanova (2005)

3 Ratings: 3.0
A movie directed by Lasse Hallström

A light farce dressed up as a lush 18th century costume drama,Casanovagives a fictional spin to the exploits of history's most rakish seducer of women. As played by Heath Ledger, this Casanova bears no resemblance to Donald Sutherland's unrepentant portrayal … see full wiki

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Director: Lasse Hallström
3 reviews about Casanova (2005)
review by . July 20, 2006
What does it take to make a man who has had it all happy? Or a woman who can do it all happy? Each other maybe? This is the essence of this story. Heath Ledger plays a witty, intelligent, and charming Casanova in 1700's Venice. Abandoned by his mother at a young age, he alleviates his sense of longing by seducing and bedding women left and right. Francesca is the a beautiful, intelligent, cunning lady with spunk and good fighting skills to boot. She cannot find a man to make her happy. They encounter …
review by . May 21, 2006
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Legendary lover, Casanova (Heath Ledger), is the amore' of many beautiful Venetian woman. His predilection is to deflower innocent women, and his favorite market is the local nunnery. He can be considered a popular or a notorious lover, depending on whom you ask. Nevertheless, his escapades only get him into deep trouble with the local chapter of the Inquisition. (Back then sins were crimes and could be negotiated at a high price.) In all fairness the local bishop is kind and merciful, a safe haven …
review by . April 27, 2006
Director Lasse Hallstrom admits in a bonus feature on this DVD that he fell in love with Venice, that this is the first film to be filmed entirely in that magnificent city, and that he elected to play Serenissima as the main character. And that is clearly the best part of this adaptation of the life of the infamous womanizer Casanova. The film sparkles, glows, and reeks of atmosphere, gratefully hiding the fact that the script is a mediocre mishmash of history and purged legend.    Casanova …
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