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 ... ...
What God and greed have joined together, let no love put asunder.
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.
$105,989 (USA) (22 February 1998)
$4,530,929 (USA) (5 July 1998)