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Casanova (2005)



Critic Consensus: This frothy, oddly bloodless film does a disservice to the colorful life of the real Casanova.

Movie Info

For the first time in his life, the legendary Casanova is about to meet his match with an alluring Venetian beauty, Francesca, who does the one thing he never thought possible: refuse him. Through a series of clever disguises and scheming ruses, he manages to get ever closer to Francesca. But he is playing the most dangerous game he has ever encountered - one that will risk not only his life and reputation, but his only chance at true passion.more
Rating: R (for some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey Hatcher, Kimberly Simi, Kimberly Dimi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 2006
Box Office: $11.2M
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site


Heath Ledger
as Casanova
Sienna Miller
as Francesca Bruni
Oliver Platt
as Paprizzio
Lena Olin
as Andrea
Phil Davies
as Bernardo Guardi
Ken Stott
as Dalfonso
Helen McCrory
as Casanova's Mother
Leigh Lawson
as Mother's Lover/Tito
Tim McInnerny
as The Doge
Charlie Cox
as Giovanni Bruni
Paddy Ward
as Vittorio
Ben Moor
as Andolini
Lidia Biondi
as Casanova's Grandmoth...
Eugene Simon
as Casanova at 11
Robert Levine
as Cardinal Lopresta
Lauren Cohan
as Sister Beatrice
Danielle Baker
as Sister Magdalene
Clive Riche
as Prof. Bennetto
Marta Bellocchio
as Beautiful Masked Wom...
Adriano Iurissevich
as Masked Casanova Acto...
Niall Buggy
as Bookseller/Printer
Simonetta Bortolozzi
as Beautiful Woman in B...
Francis Pardeilhan
as Customs Officer
Enzo Turrin
as Maggiordomo
Carolina Levi
as Bruni's Maid
Paola Pessot
as Lolling Street Walke...
Elisabeth Riva
as Prostitute
Naike Rivelli
as Dark Haired Beauty
Sara Guerra
as Fair Haired Woman
Marta Paola Richeldi
as Another Woman
Giorgia Riccardi
as Another Beauty
Kristy Dibiccari
as Woman in Bookshop
Jessica Seaton
as Plain Woman in Books...
Anna Gaia Marchioro
as Plain Looking Woman
Lorenzo Felisatti
as Laughing Man
Roy Doliner
as Dalfonso's Secretary
Silvia Nanni
as Whispering Woman
Alessandro Bressanel...
as Flunkey Captain
Katarina Volgyiova
as Society Woman
Davide Bozzato
as Drunken Reveller
Federico Scridel
as Casanova Actor
Manuella Massimi
as Lady Actress
Tommy Korberg
as Gondola Singer
Bryan Korenberg
as Man in Brothel
as Pig
Danielle Baker
as Sister Magdalene
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Critic Reviews for Casanova

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (44)

Overall, Casanova is silly but amusing.

January 18, 2006
New York Observer
Top Critic

A fun, lighthearted, energetic (if insignificant) romp that features fine work from Ledger, Platt and Irons. I was grinning for most of the running time.

Full Review… | April 28, 2013
Film Geek Central

Gets funny once it enters farce mode. Nothing special by the cast, including Ledger.

Full Review… | October 8, 2009

One of those smart pictures that transcends genres, a costume romance inspired by Restoration comedy, French farce and vaudevillian slapstick.

Full Review… | February 22, 2007
Film Journal International

There's no edge in Ledger's performance, only a lot of cutesy moments.

Full Review… | December 31, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Casanova is just a farce, true, but there's a smugness to the proceedings that leaves a bad aftertaste.

September 11, 2006
Christianity Today

Audience Reviews for Casanova


Heath Ledger, Omid Djalili, Senna Miller, Charlie Cox, Lena Olin, Jeremy Irons, Natalie Dormer, Oliver Platt, Lauren Cohan

DIRECTED BY: Lasse Hallstrom

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.

It was a good little movie I caught on T.V, today. Entertaining with a great cast. Had great costumes and a great scenery of Venice. What I thought would be a bit more of a serious movie ended up being a very humorous one. Enjoyed it.


Super Reviewer


I took this journey mainly because of Heath Ledger. The fact that Jeremy Irons, Lena Olin & Oliver Platt were envolved also helped.

But what I assumed would be a sort of lush period piece with a dash of period specific humor (a la' 'A Room With A View") ended up feeling more like a "slap-sticky" comedy of errors.

Beautiful costumes, sets and location shots. Had I not been expecting a more realistic "period piece" type film, the cheesy over the top acting probably wouldn't have bothered me as much.

In any case while the story is predictable, this was ammusing and a (mostly) enjoyable romp. It did make me a bit melancholy for the great things that I believe would have come from Mr. Ledger had he stayed with us longer.

Robert C

Super Reviewer

It was a good movie. But not my kind of movie

Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

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