Cinema: Loving Dangerously

Casanova-'70 is a marathon farce about impotence and fetishism, clumsily contrived to challenge the artistry of Marcello Mastroianni, who manages to outrun his vehicle at nearly every turn. As an Italian army major rather loosely attached to NATO, Mastroianni embarks on a series of amorous bivouacs, only to find that he cannot love unless his life is gravely threatened. He hungers for the romance, adventure and intrigue of yore, and Casanova argues that modern women cannot supply it.

Mastroianni's crisis begins with an Indonesian airline stewardess (Seyna Seyn). Lured to a hotel rendezvous between planes, the sylph announces at intervals that time...

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