He and his friends party and drink and chase girls and wake up the next day to do the whole thing all over again. Played to empty theaters mostly. Catherine McCormick even resembles Biset and is perfect as Franco. Genre: , , Stars: , , Director: Marshall Herskovitz Country: Rating: 6. The movie portrays that Marco Venier could not marry her because of a dowry and political reasons rather than the fact she was already married. She steels her heart, and with beauty and intelligence becomes the best.
This isn't a harledquin romance. She and Marco, a future Senator develop a romance, but since her family is not wealthy enough to provide a good dowry, he marries a foreign noblewoman instead. 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. Fortunately, I came upon it on Netflix. She was put on trial for pursuing a courtesan career path as an irresistible temptress, seductress of some weak-willed men. They simply wanted to be together yet the laws of Venice were against them. She is far too independent and intelligent to settle for being a wife.
The protagonist as played by Catherine McCormack delivers a spectacular performance of a woman stuck in a world she couldn't be herself. Although Veronica reveals that she is still in love with Marco, the young couple begins to realize that Veronica's status as a courtesan may come between them. She steels her heart, and with beauty and intelligence becomes the best. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. Catherine McCormack's performance was par excellence in the famed, leading role as Veronica. This exquisite film is based on the historical book, The Honest Courtesan: Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer in Sixteenth-Century Venice, by Margaret F.
This is a truly beautiful movie. The chemistry between the two lovers is authentic and palpable. I have read the book this movie is based upon, The Honest Courtesan by Margaret Rosenthal and the movie departs from the facts of Veronica Franco's life in a significant way, mainly that Veronica was married when she chose to become a courtesan and pursue prostitution as her lifestyle. Because she was a plebeian, though, and not in the ranks of the upper class, the hoity-toity, or a patrician as was the rich and mighty Senator Marco, he was not allowed to get married to her. When Veronica Franco comes of age, she cannot marry Marco Venier, whom she loves, because she is well born but penniless. Simon is a 23-year-old medical student.
It ruins the so called love story. This movie set out to turn a true story into a screenplay and for what it was and all it claimed it be it was wonderful. I adore Venice and feel I got a real taste of what it must have been like in the 16th century. Veronica Franco was infatuated by her girlfriend's brother, Marco, and the feeling was reciprocal in spades. Although Veronica Catherine McCormack and her wealthy boyfriend, Marco Rufus Sewell , are in love, they cannot get married because Veronica's poor family is not able to give her a dowry.
If they had watched it with their hearts rather than their heads, they too would have loved this movie. Her choice: cloister or courtesan. As soon as she enters the profession, beautiful and intelligent Veronica gains many rich admirers who compete for time with her. Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. A magnificent, romantic period piece of 1583 Venice, of a decorous, eloquent Shakespearean dialogue, costumes, and aesthetic sights of this seaport city in Italy. Based on a true story.
This is one of the best movies of it's kind created by the brilliant director, Marshall Herkovitz. When unhappily married Marco learns that his own relatives are sharing her bed, he realizes that he wants to be with her and walks back into her life. It was a total pleasure to get caught up in, to be immersed in their courtship. When Vatican emissaries accuse her of witchcraft, she lashes back, using the trial as a feminist forum to expose the hypocrisies of the period. When Marco decides to marry another woman, Veronica's mother persuades the distraught girl to become a courtesan, or prostitute, in order to earn a living. At her inquisition, she must match wits with an old rival, speak for all women, and call courage from Venier. You can also download movie, subtitles to your pc to watch movies offline.
She's a heroine when she helps convince France to aid Venice in war with Turks, but when plague descends, the Church charges her with witchcraft. Where were the critics on this one? Written by I saw this when it first came out and I just saw it again on video. After that, Veronica becomes a courtesan to earn money and more important, to access libraries and education. Marco, coming to her defense, was solely instrumental in getting these highfalutin, trumped-up charges meant to traduce her, dropped. It is based on Margaret Rosenthal's 1992 biography The Honest Courtesan. Dangerous Beauty is a 1998 drama directed by Marshall Herskovitz. Veronica is a young beautiful woman in Venice.
But after that, she is sentenced by the Church for witchcraft. Veronica courageously uses her charms to change destiny — and to give herself a chance at true love. It is a period piece with a romance intertwined. In this quintessentially American documentary, filmmaking brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach. When Veronica Franco comes of age, she cannot marry Marco Venier, whom she loves, because she is well born but penniless. . Dreams shatter, love hurts, and friendships dissolve.