December 25, 2005
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy
The narrow alleys and fogbound canals of Venice set the stage for the life of Jacques Casanova, the real-life legendary lover whose career reflected a single-minded striving for perfect love and the perfect woman. Tall and well-spoken, and with an easy self-confidence that (almost) no woman could resist, Casanova finds himself head over heels with Francesca -- the betrothed of Paprizzio. The would-be lover's misadventures and sinful lifestyle bring him to the attention of the religious authorities, and Casanova finds himself fleeing from an accusation of heresy -- a capital crime in eighteenth-century Venice.