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Venetian Red

Venetian Red

A Feature film by Etienne Périer

Produced by Cléa Productions, Président Films

Release in France : 20/09/1989


    This historical drama and murder mystery concerns the efforts of playwright Carlo Goldoni (Vincent Spano) to figure out who killed his patron and benefactor Spinoza. The lively action involves everyone who is anyone in 1735 Venice's high society. The mystery escalates when everyone of Goldoni's potential backers is killed. The Grand Inquisitor (Victor Lanoux) even suspects the playwright himself. Eventually the mystery is solved, and Goldoni is once again free to produce his groundbreaking plays and court his beloved Nicoletta (Isabel Russinova). One highlight of the movie is the spirited performance given by Wojtek Pszoniak as the composer Antonio Vivaldi. Goldoni (1707-1793) broke with centuries-long Italian and European tradition by replacing the unscripted comedies performed by improvisational commedia del arte troupes with fully written out plays. He is considered to be a key figure, along with Shakespeare and Moliere, in the development of modern drama.

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    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Cléa Productions, Président Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Rete Italia Productions, Scena Film

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    Président Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    France tv distribution

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    Full credits (8)

    Adaptation :

    Matthew Pollack, Etienne Périer, Luciano Vincenzoni

    Producer :

    Angelo Zemella

    Director of Photography :

    Marcello Gatti

    Editor :

    Noelle Balenci

    Author of original work :

    Georges Garone

    Screenwriters :

    Etienne Périer, Matthew Pollack, Luciano Vincenzoni

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Ruh

    Music Composer :

    Antonio Vivaldi

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    50% French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    2 h

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