Winner of "Best Actor" and "Best Director" at the 1965 San Sebastián International Film Festival.
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. 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.
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Somewhat dated comedy but still Mastroiani at his top form...reminiscent of his role in Divorce Italian Style with Sophia Loren. Unfortunately, the version I saw had two problems, common to many Fandor offerings: in streaming the movie, the subtitles are so small that you need to be glued to the screen to see them, plus they are out of sync with the action. Besides, streaming seems to be difficult for Fandor. Many of the movies are jerky and stop and go...
Quintessential 1960's Italian film.
You gotta love Mastroniani.