Mr. Bongo Films is delighted to announce the release of Oscar nominated Italian comedy Casanova 70 from celebrated director Mario Monicelli. It stars smouldering male lead Marcello Mastroianni as the infamous and spontaneous ladies man, Major Andrea Rossi-Colombotti. This upbeat Italian romp sees Major Andrea narrowly escaping prison and even death due to his strange libido, which will only allow him to seduce women in the most dangerous and life threatening situations. Posing as a doctor he seizes the opportunity to try and seduce a Sicilian girl who comes from an honorable family, unfortunately he is caught in the act and is chased away by the girl s family only just managing to escape. In another escapade he is caught in the middle of a lovers feud and again marginally escapes a murder sentence. The film stars the Cannes and César award winning actress Virna Lisi as Andrea's first ever sweetheart. Director Monicelli is renowned for his masterpiece I Soliti Ignoti (Big Deal On Madonna Street) and the Oscar nominated La Grande Guerra (The Great War).
Sensuous fun --New York Times
This 1960s sex romp is definitely Sunday afternoon fare ... A real treat --MovieTalk
One of Carlo Ponti's numerous internationalist assaults on the American box-office, exploiting Mastroianni's currency as the Latin lover --Time Out