Casanova '70 by Mario Monicelli |Marcello Mastroianni, Michele Mercier, Virna Lisi | 738329078928 | Blu-ray | Barnes & Noble
Casanova '70

Casanova '70

Director: Mario Monicelli

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Michele Mercier, Virna Lisi

     
 
Marcello Mastroianni portrays the handsome lover Casanova pitted against a thoroughly modern woman. This is a legendary hero often depicted in movies, but this time he is portrayed with a slightly different problem - the only time he's "in the mood" is when he feels that he is in danger. His job as NATO officer offers plenty of opportunity for his sexual arousal

Overview

Marcello Mastroianni portrays the handsome lover Casanova pitted against a thoroughly modern woman. This is a legendary hero often depicted in movies, but this time he is portrayed with a slightly different problem - the only time he's "in the mood" is when he feels that he is in danger. His job as NATO officer offers plenty of opportunity for his sexual arousal problems to be assuaged.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
An extremely dated Italian sex farce, Casanova '70 was well received upon its debut in 1965, even winning an Oscar nomination for its screenplay. Seen today, it's hard to fathom why the writing was so honored, as the entire film is predicated on one joke -- Marcello Mastroianni is impotent unless there is imminent danger surrounding any sexual escapade -- and that joke is repeated over and over. True, there is imagination in the way in which the writers contrive to get Mastroianni into each of the dangerous set-ups so that he can achieve satisfaction, and some of the sequences (most notably the one involving a Sicilian peasant whose newlywed husband claims she is not a virgin) do provide some very decent laughs. But there's so little depth to the material, and it's so repetitive that it eventually becomes tiresome -- and that's without even considering the ways in which attitudes toward male-female relationships have changed since 1965. Fortunately, Casanova features a sterling performance from Mastroianni, at his peak, which goes a long way to keeping viewer interest. It also helps that such stunners as Virna Lisi and Marissa Mell are on hand as the women in his life. It's far from a great film, but those looking for a lightweight knockabout of a sex comedy may find Casanova to their liking.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2011
UPC:
0738329078928
Original Release:
1965
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lorber Films (Kino)
Time:
1:55:00
Sales rank:
53,045

Special Features

Theatrical Trailer; Stills Gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcello Mastroianni Major Andrea Rossi-Colombetti
Michele Mercier Noelle
Virna Lisi Gigliola
Marisa Mell Thelma
Marco Ferreri Count Ferreri
Enrico Maria Salerno Psychoanalyst
Guido Alberti Monsignor
Margaret Lee Dolly Greenwater
Rosemarie Dexter Chambermaid
Jolanda Modio Addolorata
Seyna Seyn Indonesian Airline Hostess
Liana Orfei Lion Tamer
Moira Orfei Santina
Beba Loncar Girl in Museum
Frank Gregory Gen. Greenwater
Mario Banchelli Gigliola's Father
Bernard Blier Detective

Technical Credits
Mario Monicelli Director,Screenwriter
Age Screenwriter
Giulio Coltellacci Costumes/Costume Designer
Suso Cecchi D'Amico Screenwriter
Mario Garbuglia Art Director
Tonino Guerra Screenwriter
Giorgio Herman Set Decoration/Design
Ruggero Mastroianni Editor
Carlo Ponti Producer
Giorgio Salvioni Screenwriter
Furio Scarpelli Screenwriter
Aldo Tonti Cinematographer
Armando Trovajoli Score Composer

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