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 alternate title for this movie, "The Honest Courtesan", comes from the term 'cortigiana onesta' which denoted a courtesan who, while sex may or may not have been part of her obligations, was paid mainly to be a companion for intellectual stimulation and/or her poetic or musical talent.
My people are true citizens 700 years back.
Marco Venier: A coat of arms does not an inheritance make.
Marco's hand in Veronica's hair when kissing in the niche in the street.
$105,989 (USA) (22 February 1998)
$4,530,929 (USA) (5 July 1998)