Last Rose from Casanova

Václav Krška, 1966

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The complex personality of Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798) has inspired numerous films. Most of them have reduced the life of the Italian writer and diplomat to one of tireless romance and seduction. Such is the case with Poslední růže od Casanovy (The Last Rose from Casanova, 1966), a nostalgic romantic comedy directed by Václav Krška. The story finds the legendary lady-killer in something like retirement, having found a refuge as a librarian at the Wallenstein’s Duchcov Chateau. This bored man of the world is soon to be revivified by the beautiful Valerie who visits the chateau with her husband to see the famous Casanova in the flesh. At first, the young noblewoman is disappointed by Casanova’s old-fashioned view of romance. She advocates true passion devoid of romantic trivialities. But after a rather unusual bet is struck she begins to succumb to the old seducer´s charm… This playful story showcases the acting talents of Felix le Breux in the title role alongside Milena Dvorská as Valerie.
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About a film

Production year 1966
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres comedy
Form feature
Duration 91 min
Director Václav Krška
Cast Felix le Breux, Bohuš Záhorský, Vladimír Brabec, Milena Dvorská, Otto Šimánek, Libuše Havelková
Director of photography Václav Hanuš
Screenplay František Daniel, František A. Dvořák
Editor Jan Kohout
Production designer Boris Moravec
Music Václav Trojan
Sound designer Jaromír Svoboda