Femmes fatales or pure ingenues, passing by the perfect wives, none can resist Andrea, a handsome NATO officer who goes from conquest to conquest according to his travels. Tired of such easy victories, this prematurely jaded seducer only manages to arouse his desire when he finds himself in perilous situations. In order to solve his problem, he decides to be psychoanalyzed... By taking up the historical figure of Casanova, which he transposes into the 1970s, Mario Monicelli (The Great War) satirizes the Italian society of his time. Marcello Mastroianni, with his magnificent ease, interprets a tailor-made character of a seducer who only manages to desire when he feels threatened. Beyond the earthy gags it deploys, Casanova '70 is a delicious social chronicle on relations between men and women and on male troubles!
CASANOVA '70 (1964 – Colors – 103 mins)
SUPPLEMENTS . PRAISE OF CONQUEST (23 mins) Grégory Valens, film critic at Positif, demonstrates why Casanova '70 is a pivotal film in the work of Mario Monicelli and for the image of Marcello Mastroianni.