Watch: Casanova 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.
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Funny! Funny! Funny!
I haven’t had this good a time at the movies since since–oh, heck, I can’t remember when I’ve had this good of a time at the movies! This film opens with a touching surprise, ends with a glorious twist and is filled in between with intrigue, passion and some of the most beautiful scenery ever put to screen. Oh, and did I mention humor — ranging from witty inside jokes to bawdy physical comedy.
The screenplay walks a thin line between complexity and confusion, but director Lasse Hallstrom never loses sight of the difference and is able to wring subtleties out of what could have been an overly broad farce.
The story focuses on one aspect of Lord Jacomo Casanova’s lavish life, his reputation as a great seducer of women. Lots of women. Caught one too many times in the act with the wrong woman, Casanova is told he must either leave Venice, which he is loathe to do, or marry a woman of good character. He is soon betrothed to one of the few remaining virgins in Venice, but just as quickly falls for Francesca Bruni, an auburn-haired feminist who wouldn’t give Casanova the time of day. So, to win her affections, he proceeds to become several other people, using false names to reveal his true feelings.
Heath Ledger has no trouble living in Casanova’s skin, although for the first 20 minutes it was hard to see Casanova and not Heath Ledger in a rather large wig. However, I blame that on my having seen too many “behind-the-scenes” specials, and not on Ledger’s performance. By the time he meets Francesca, played by Sienna Miller, I had settled into the story and never gave the wig another thought. Although there was not as obvious a chemistry between Ledger and Miller as he has had with other female co-stars, most notably Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) and Kate Hudson (The Four Feathers), I was quite convinced of their undying love for one another by film’s end.
The supporting cast is marvelous, especially Omid Djalili who plays Lupo, Casanova’s manservant, and Oliver Platt, who plays Genoan lard merchant, Lord Papprizzio, Francesca’s fiancé. Lena Olin, as Francesca’s mother, and Jeremy Irons, as Bishop Pucci, the Inquisitor, give fine performances as well, rising above their less-than-three-dimensional characters. Irons and Platt have an especially hilarious scene in, of all places, an Inquisition torture chamber, which is only outdone by Platt’s bravery in revealing his true size while lying half-naked covered in lard, mint jelly and coffee grounds.
I had a blast at this movie and I can’t wait to see it again.
An embarrassing farce
Easily the worst film I’ve seen having to do with Giacomo Casanova. First, the casting was absurd. Heath Ledger is a skilled actor in some settings, but he’s well out of his depth here, exhibiting absolutely no charisma or worldliness. Lena Olin seems like she just stepped off the set of The O.C., and Jeremy Irons (as a shrill martinet) is clearly embarrassed with his role; I hope he was well-paid. And then spanked.
But it’s the plot and script that are mainly to blame for “Casanova” being quite so dire. Neither of these ever rises above the level of a 1980s TV comedy. If you’ve seen any period bedroom farce of the past 50 years, you’ve already seen this one. Don’t waste your time.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Director Lasse Hallström
Writer Jeffrey Hatcher, Kimberly Simi, Michael Cristofer
Actors Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons
Country United States
Awards 5 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435 ES, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,065 m (Sweden), 3,081 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema