R | | Biography, Drama, Romance
A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.
The real Veronica Franco had 6 children, three of whom died in infancy.
You compel sacred love to garner riches. What is this if not witchcraft?
Veronica Franco: No!
Maffio Venier: No? Did you ever give yourself to a man who could not pay your fee?
Veronica Franco: I gave my heart where riches were no use.
Maffio Venier: Answer the question!
Veronica Franco: I did what was necessary to live!
Maffio Venier: Did you...
On Veronica's first night as a courtesan, Marco notices her and gets up from where he's sitting to speak to her. Maffeo is supposed to be reciting a poem, but in the shot of Marco rising, Maffeo is sitting right next to him.
Ungaresca e saltarello
in "Artificio Scientia La Selena"
Composed by Giorgio Mainiero
Per S. Naria Della Pace
$105,989 (USA) (22 February 1998)
$4,530,929 (USA) (5 July 1998)
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