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Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 6-NOV-2001
Media Type: DVD
- 3 Theatrical Trailers
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Veronica (Catherine McCormack) is the kind of woman every man dreams of: a stunning beauty who's also literate and has a great sense of humor. But you see, it's 16th Century Venice, and Veronica has been pressed into service by her mother to work as a courtesan. If you're out of touch with that era's terminology, a courtesan was a prostitute with wealthy, upper class clients. So she's available to some men for some things, for a price. And she's permitted perks not available to other women, such as access to books.
The love of her life, a man of position and stature, does not quite go in the sweet, sentimental manner she had hoped. After a time, she becomes accustomed to her job and uses it to her advantage and that of Venice, by entertaining the King of France sufficiently to convince him to provide much-needed ships at a time of war.
However, her love for Marco just won't go away, even after he succumbs to family pressures and marries an appropriately positioned woman. That unhappiness is multiplied many times over when the plague strikes Venice, followed closely by the church's Inquisition. That's when we reach the film's climax.
Yes, we'd like to have a deeper understanding of what makes Veronica tick; how she reconciled herself deep down to her un-chosen life situation. And it's sentimental, which might turn some off, but really isn't out of proportion to the story and its other strengths.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A beautiful film about Venice and its over-indulgences. Loved the cinematography and the message.Published 22 days ago by Tracy L Calvert
Compelling storyline, great costumes and scenary, well acted.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I never get tired of watching this movie. It is one of the greatest love stories.Published 1 month ago by Lisa Townsend
Old movie that we somehow missed. Watched it on a friend's recommendation. Very good story.Published 1 month ago by Jeanne Naylon