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.
I'm getting married Veronica. Congratulate me.
Veronica Franco: Felicitations on your grand match.
During the party on Veronica's first night as a courtesan, the lock of hair switches from over her left ear to over her right and back again between shots.
$105,989 (USA) (22 February 1998)
$4,530,929 (USA) (5 July 1998)