Casanova '70

Directed by Mario Monicelli

Release Year: 1965
Running Time: 115
Color Type: Color
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English Subtitles [audio]
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Cast
Marcello Mastroianni

Crew
Directed by Mario Monicelli

Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Screenplay, Casanova '70 is a raucously funny sex romp starring Marcello Mastroianni at his charismatic peak.

Directed by Italian comedy legend Mario Monicelli (Big Deal on Madonna Street), it finds army officer Andrea (Mastroianni) dealing with a particularly strange case of impotence: his libido only gets aroused in the middle of near-death experiences. So while candle-lit dinners leave him cold, a female lion tamer or a General's wife expand his lust to dangerous proportions. After a visit to a psychoanalyst, he fears his vice will lead to an early grave, so he attempts to live as a celibate with the virginal beauty Gigliola (Virna Lisi), but he is only delaying his inevitable descent back into sin.

Packed with bed-hopping hijinks, a parade of gorgeous actresses, and Mastroianni's hilariously dry wit, Casanova '70 is a colorfully ribald gem from the Golden Age of Italian comedy.

Critical Acclaim

"Sensuous and sensual fun." -The New York Times

Awards

  • NOMINEE: Best Original Screenplay, 1965 Academy Awards
    WINNER: Best Actor, Marcello Mastroianni, 1965 San Sebastian International Film Festival
    WINNER: Best Director, Mario Monicelli, 1965 San Sebastian International Film Festival

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