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Dangerous Beauty (The Honest Courtesan) (1998)

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Catherine McCormack Catherine McCormack
Veronica Franco
Rufus Sewell Rufus Sewell
Marco Venier
Oliver Platt Oliver Platt
Maffio Venier
Fred Ward Fred Ward
Domenico Venier
Naomi Watts Naomi Watts
Giulia De Lezze
Moira Kelly Moira Kelly
Beatrice Venier
Jacqueline Bisset Jacqueline Bisset
Paola Franco
Jeroen Krabbé Jeroen Krabbé
Pietro Venier

Written by
Margaret Rosenthal Margaret Rosenthal
Jeannine Dominy Jeannine Dominy
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7 years, 2 months ago at Aug 18 14:59
Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since Naomi Watts was involved, I thought I should give it a try. Indeed, I watched this movie above all because of Naomi Watts but she actually had only a small part in it. Apparently, she made this movie a few years before she reached fame with 'Mulholland Dr.'. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, I thought it was actually a real... read more
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Description: In 16th century Venice, courtesans enjoy unique privileges: dressed richly in red, they read, compose poetry and music, and discuss affairs of state with the men who govern the Republic. When Veronica Franco comes of age, she cannot marry Marco Venier, whom she loves, because she is well born but penniless. Her choice: cloister or courtesan. She steels her heart, and with beauty and intelligence becomes the best. She's a heroine when she helps convince France to aid Venice in war with Turkey, but when plague descends, the Church charges her with witchcraft. At her inquisition, she must match wits with an old rival, speak for all ... (more)
Release date: 20 February 1998
UPC: 085391477525
Tags: Romance (9), 1998 (6), Biography (6), Drama (6), Venice (6), Historical (6), 1990s (5), Courtesan (5), Period (4), Erotic (3), Period Drama (3), Spiritual Cinema (2), Historical Drama (2), Color (2), Costume Drama (2), MMG (2), Biographical (1), 90's (1), HQ (1), Based On Book (1)
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