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The Casanova Variations The Casanova Variations

A film by Michael Sturminger with John Malkovich, Miah Persson, Veronica Ferres, Florian Boesch

"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 both through fiction and on-stage opera performances that unravel the tale of his adventures, his passions, and ultimately his fear of death.

2014 | France, Austria, Germany, Portugal | M/12 | 118´ | Drama, Musical | Feature film

Festivals and awards

SAN SEBASTIÁN FILM FESTIVAL

Official Selection - In Competition


LISBON & ESTORIL FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection - Out of Competition

Cast and crew

John Malkovich - Giacomo Casanova

Veronica Ferres - Elisa von der Recke
Florian Boesch - Giacomo Casanova II
Miah Persson - Elisa Van der Recke II
Lola Naymark - Cecile
Kerstin Avemo - Leonilda
Maria João Bastos
Kate Lindsey - Bellino
Anna Prohaska - Caterina
Barbara Hannigan - Sofia
Topi Lehtipuu - Duke
Jonas Kaufmann - Branicki
Tracy Ann Obermann
Christopher Purves
Ana Maria Pinto
Maria João Luís
Victoria Guerra
Daniel Schumutzhard
Fanny Ardant
Christiane Lutz
José Corvelo
Maria João Pinho
Marina Alabuquerque
Miguel Monteiro




Based on “Histoire de ma vie” by Giacomo CASANOVA and opera scenes by Lorenzo DA PONTE and Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART


A film by Michael STURMINGER
Director of photography: André SZANKOWSKI AFC-AIP
Editor: Evi ROMEN
Costume & Production Design: Renate MARTIN, Andreas DONHAUSER with the collaboration of Isabel BRANCO
Make-up: Jeanette LATZELSBERGER, Elke LEBENDER
Original Sound: Jean Paul MUGEL
Sound Design: Karoline HEFLIN
Music producer: Erich HOFMANN
Assistant Director: José Maria VAZ DA SILVA
Co-author: Markus SCHLEINZER
Line Producer: Ana PINHÃO MOURA
Co-Producers: Stefan ARNDT, Uwe SCHOTT, Ulrich SEIDL
Producers: Paulo BRANCO, Alexander DUMREICHER-IVANCEANU, Bady MINCK
Music director: Martin HASELBÖCK
Orchestra: Orchester Wiener Akademie
With the participation of Grupo Vocal Olisipo
Written & Directed by Michael STURMINGER


An Alfama Films (Portugal - France) and Amour Fou Vienna production
in coproduction with X-Filme Creative Pool and Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion

With the support of
Österreichisches Filminstitut
Filmstandort Austria
ICA Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual
Filmfonds Wien
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Associação de Turismo de Lisboa

In collaboration with
ORF Film / Fernseh-Abkommen
ZDF / Arte
RTP

Associate producer
Leopardo Filmes


International sales and festivals: Alfama Films

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