By Michael Sturminger
SCRIPT AND DIRECTION
Based on Histoire de ma vie by GIACOMO CASANOVA and with arias from Don Giovanni, Così fan Tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro by WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART and LORENZO DA PONTE
With John MALKOVICH
With the participation of JONAS KAUFMANN and FANNY ARDANT
“Viva la libertà!” Alone in a secluded mansion, Giacomo Casanova cries out then collapses. When the mysterious and beautiful writer, Elisa von der Recke, comes to visit, it breathes new life into the old man. A movie that captures the myth of the greatest seducer of all times, Casanova. His story is told through fiction and on-stage opera performances that unravel the tale of his adventures, his passions and ultimately his fear of death.
An Alfama Films Production, Amour Fou Vienna, X Filme Berlin, Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion and Leopardo Filmes coproduction