Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Casanova ‘70

A funny and tantalizing comedy about risky desire, Casanova 70 follows the romantic exploits of Andrea (Marcello Mastroianni, who else) as he tries to deal with an unfortunate and fairly unusual sexual condition. It seems that Andrea can only become aroused when he is in a dangerous situation, and this leads to all sorts of problems with the various women he encounters. Episodic in structure, the script focuses on Andrea’s various dalliances with beautiful conquests as he seeks out increasingly precarious situations in order to satiate his desires. Watching Mastroianni attempt to sneak around without being caught leads to some great bits of physical comedy. The actor handles the role with charisma and buffoonery. Bolstering the physical comedy is Monicelli’s humorous use of blocking and composition. Deliberate camera movements, physical positioning, and well placed objects within the set are all used to great effect, including a particularly amusing instance involving a mirror which instantly exposes Andrea in the middle of a lie. 

Year: 1965
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 107
Seconds: 0

D: Mario Monicelli

G: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli, Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, Suso Cecchi d’Amico

F: Aldo Tonti

E: Ruggero Mastroianni

DA: Mario Garbuglia

S: Franco Bassi

M: Giorgio Calabrese, Pino Massara

P: Carlo Ponti

CP: Euro International Film, Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia 


Marcello Mastroianni, Virna Lisi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Bernard Blier, Michèle Mercier


Surf Film. Monica Giannotti
T +39 06 526 2101 E


Monday 20 - 21 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 1
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