"Arrested for black magic, Giacomo Casanova escapes from the lead chambers of Venice in 1756. On the run through Europe, he lives out his sexual fantasies.
"Arrested for black magic, Giacomo Casanova escapes from the lead chambers of Venice in 1756. On the run through Europe, he lives out his sexual fantasies. Between the masks and backdrops of a decadent society, he becomes a victim of his self-imposed sexual pressure to perform."
Zurich Film Festival
"Infused with an air of mournful solemnity and elegance, this film abandons realism in favor of stylized romantic pessimism (...). The visual boldness and pure fantasy of each shot make the film an elegiac farewell to an era of Italian cinema, and Donald Sutherland's performance is the most stunning example of acting since Marlon Brando inLast Tango in Paris."
Scott Meek, Time Out Film Guide
"Casanova replaces cinematic narrative with a succession of big images, but Sutherland doesn't let all that magic overwhelm him. The manikin Fellini leaves him alone with on the set when all the women's stories are finished is perhaps the most exciting prop ever devised for a costume film. She is the death goddess of the erotic, and Sutherland does his last dance with her until the lusts and chandeliers of the age are extinguished."
Andreas Kilb, FAZ, 11/29/2005
Contributors and additional information:
153 min. color. DCP. I/d
Director: Federico Fellini
Screenplay: Giacomo Casanova, Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi
Cinematography: Giuseppe Rotunno
Editing: Ruggero Mastroianni
Music: Nino Rota
With: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne
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