Mario Monicelli - Casanova '70 (1965) - DVD
1965 / 111 minutes / Italian with English subtitles / Mono audio / 1.72 : 1 Colour / DVD PAL Multi Region / Rating 15 / MRBDVD029
The love life of Major Andrea Rossi-Colombotti (Marcello Mastroainni) is an unmitigated disaster. Consigned to a boring ceremonial job at the NATO, Andrea seeks women, adventure and thrills. However his desires are muddled to the extent that he can feel no attraction for any woman if it did not risk his life. His picaresque adventures across Europe lead him at first to Switzerland where he meets the sweet and vibrant Gigliola (Virna Lisi). Yet Andrea’s drive leads him to more dangerous conquests - a lion tamer, an American general’s wife and above all Thelma (Marissa Mell). She engages Andrea to murder her husband (played by director Marco Ferreri) so that they may start anew. Repulsed yet excited, Andrea willingly bites off more than he can chew.