(USA, 2005, 111 minutes)

The legendary Venetian seducer Casanova finally meets his match in a fiercely feminist young woman who is resisting her arranged marriage to a Genoa trader. Dismally ill-advised period romp that was lavishly shot in Venice but never rises above bawdy, unfunny slapstick, wasting a game cast.

Touchstone Pictures presents a Mark Gordon Company/Hallström-Holleran production. Starring Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt, Lena Olin. Directed by Lasse Hallström; produced by Mark Gordon, Betsy Beers and Leslie Holleran; screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher and Kimberley Simi, from a story by Simi and Michael Cristofer; music by Alexandre Desplat; director of photography, Oliver Stapleton; production designer, David Gropman; costume designer, Jenny Beavan; film editor, Andrew Mondshein.


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