The Return of Casanova

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The Return of Casanova
The Return of Casanova FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Édouard Niermans
Produced by Alain Delon
Written by Jean-Claude Carrière
Arthur Schnitzler (novel)
Starring Alain Delon
Music by Michel Portal
Bruno Coulais
Cinematography Jean Penzer
Edited by Yves Deschamps
Release date
  • 13 May 1992 (1992-05-13)
Running time
93 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office 356,908 admissions (France)[1]

The Return of Casanova (French: Le Retour de Casanova) is a 1992 French comedy film directed by Édouard Niermans. It was entered into the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


After many years of rambling across Europe the aging Giacomo Casanova is impoverished. He wants to return to the Republic of Venice but he doesn't dare going there directly because he was a fugitive when he left. While he tries to find a way to get a pardon he meets a young lady named Marcelina. The more he shows his affection, the more ostentatiously she rejects him. Even so he doesn't give up on her because her lover Lorenzo has grave gaming debts. In return for the required money Lorenzo tells Casanova about a looming secret rendezvous with Marcelina. Moreover he lets Casanova take his place. Undercover of the night Casanova finally seduces her. Lorenzo later feels his honour was besmirched and demands satisfaction. Casanova kills him in a duel and then goes home to Venice.



  1. ^ Box office information for film at Box Office Story
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Return of Casanova". Retrieved 15 August 2009. 

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