Last Rose from Casanova

Václav Krška, 1966



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

film_production_year 1966
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres comedy
film_form feature
film_duration 91 min
film_director Václav Krška
film_cast Felix le Breux, Bohuš Záhorský, Vladimír Brabec, Milena Dvorská, Otto Šimánek, Libuše Havelková
film_director_of_photography Václav Hanuš
film_screenplay František Daniel, František A. Dvořák
film_film_editor Jan Kohout
film_production_designer Boris Moravec
film_music_composed_by Václav Trojan
film_sound_designer Jaromír Svoboda