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The Siege of Venice (1991)

Caccia alla vedova (original title)
Venice, eighteenth century. The young Rosanna, widowed on her wedding day, discovers that she is the sole heir to an enormous patrimony, becoming in this way the most coveted party of the Serenissima.

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Giorgio Ferrara

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Giorgio Ferrara (screenplay and dialogue), Enrico Medioli (screenplay and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Isabella Rossellini ... Rosanna
Tom Conti ... Conte Angelo di Bosconero
James Wilby ... Milord Runbiff
Michel Duchaussoy ... Marquis de Belleau
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Prince Badritzky
Vsevolod Larionov ... Inquisitor
Aleksandr Shirvindt ... Inquisitor
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ... Inquisitor
Sergey Badichkin Sergey Badichkin
Lyudmila Yaroshenko
Evgeniy Samoylov ... Priest
Vladislav Bush
Zouc Zouc ... Antonietta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vlad Taupesh Vlad Taupesh ... Citizen (as Vlad Taupes)
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Venice, eighteenth century. The young Rosanna, widowed on her wedding day, discovers that she is the sole heir to an enormous patrimony, becoming in this way the most coveted party of the Serenissima.

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Country:

Italy | France | Soviet Union

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 November 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Widow Hunt See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

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very light comedy
18 September 2006 | by altynSee all my reviews

This film is nothing much, but nothing really bad. If you choose to watch it, you're in for 75 minutes of light-hearted, well acted and reasonably well filmed comedy. It is not rated (in Italy at least) but I suppose PG would be recommended in most countries due to some scenes and sexual allusions throughout the film. One trivia not mentioned here is that Venice was re-built at Mosfilm studios, and looks better than the original (no tourists fooling around). I especially enjoyed Tom Conti's Italian accent and mimics and the good (almost collective) performance by Smotkunovskij, Larionov and Shirvindt as the three inquisitors. Aleksandr Abdulov looked too high-pitched to me (and based on what I gather from the Russian press this role added nothing to his fame). Very enjoyable Zouc, good Wilby, very professional but maybe too cold Isabella Rossellini. Connoisseurs of Russian life will especially enjoy the Turkish bath scene.


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