Federico Fellini’s darkest film cracks through the myth of Casanova. As played by Donald Sutherland, the notorious womaniser is presented as a pitiable, terrifying figure. Casanova craves respect as a scholar and yearns to pursue his interest in alchemy but a sex scandal lands him in prison. Yet, an escape to Paris provides him a new lease of life but every Court in Europe and its attendant patrons and hostesses will only entertain him if he lives up to his sexual reputation.
Fellini’s Casanova is celebrated for its production values and costume design, for which Danilo Donati won Academy and BAFTA awards, and is made memorable by Nino Rota’s unusual haunting score.
"A spectacular visual fantasy which succeeds in capturing the emotional and moral void at the heart of the Casanova myth ... a beautiful, indulgent private fantasy" - Film4
DVD: 1976 / 148 minutes / Italian with English subtitles / Mono audio / 1.85 : 1 Colour / DVD PAL Multi Region / MRBDVD026
Blu-ray: Picture: 1.85:1 HDTV 1080p / Sound: LPCM 1.0, English and Italian with English subtitles / Region: B / Format: BD50 / Running time: 154 minutes
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