Watch: Dangerous Beauty 1998 123movies, Full Movie Online – In 16th century Venice, courtesans enjoy unique privileges: dressed richly in red, they read, compose poetry and music, and discuss affairs of state with the men who govern the Republic. When Veronica Franco comes of age, she cannot marry Marco Venier, whom she loves, because she is well born but penniless. Her choice: cloister or courtesan. She steels her heart, and with beauty and intelligence becomes the best. She’s a heroine when she helps convince France to aid Venice in war with Turks, but when plague descends, the Church charges her with witchcraft. At her inquisition, she must match wits with an old rival, speak for all women, and call courage from Venier..
Plot: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica’s mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the exotic companions favored by the richest and most powerful Venetian men. Veronica courageously uses her charms to change destiny — and to give herself a chance at true love.
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Marshall Herskovitz directed this sumptuous looking drama set in 16th century Venice. Catherine McCormack plays real life woman Veronica Franco, who out of necessity becomes a courtesan to the rich and powerful men of the royal court after being properly tutored by her experienced mother(played by Jacqueline Bisset) though really loves a nobleman(played by Rufus Sewall) whom she is unable to marry, though when the worsening plague strikes the city, women like her are put on trial by the inquisition, prompting him to come to her public defense. Though uneven dramatically, this film is well-acted and still a most interesting look at that point in history.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Marshall Herskovitz
Writer Margaret Rosenthal, Jeannine Dominy
Actors Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras
Film Length (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)