“Dangerous Beauty” quotes(1998)
Plot – In Venice, in 1583, beautiful young Veronica Franco is in love with Marco, but their relationship is doomed. His family is noble and he is destined to cover high offices; she has no titles and, on top of that, her reputation is questionable as her mother Paola was a courtesan for many years. Since no other alternative seems possible, Paola starts her daughter out in the profession of courtesan. Intelligent and able to capitalize on her education and art training, Veronica soon becomes the most famous and desired courtesan in Venice. However, this comes at the expense of being with the man she loves. Marco becomes a senator of the Republic, while Veronica comes into contact with powerful men and learns of important secrets. Venice is at war and the wives must get in touch with Veronica to have news of their husbands and the developments of the military actions. The Turkish threat looms, Venice needs ships and they must be asked for from the King of France. Veronica manages to be the decisive intermediary who convinces the ruler. The Inquisition, however, accuses Veronica of witchcraft. The girl is brought to trial and is commanded to admit her sins, or she will be sentenced to death. Marco is present and takes Veronica's defense. Gradually, the situation is reversed. All the noblemen who have been in Veronica's company stand up and the woman manages to escape. Even the love story with Marco can surface.
All actors – Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward, Naomi Watts, Moira Kelly, Jacqueline Bisset, Jeroen Krabbé, Joanna Cassidy, Melina Kanakaredes, Daniel Lapaine, Justine Miceli, Jake Weber, Simon Dutton, Grant Russell, Peter Eyre, Carla Cassola, Gianni Musy, Michael Culkin, Ralph Riach, Charlotte Randle, Alberto Rossatti, Anna Sozzani, Luis Molteni, Tim McMullan, Richard O'Callaghan, Lenore Lohman, Maude Bonanni, Gaia Zoppi, Roberto Corbiletto, Annelie Harryson, David Gant, Daniele Ciampi, Elena Mita, Federico Mita, Francesca Lucidi, Simona Nobili, Lena Guthorsen, Valentina Ardeatini, Tiziana Della Spina, Anna Maria Minati, Ilaria De Vincenzis, Cristina Rinaldi, Garmy Sall, Anna Maria Malipiero, Flaminia Fegarotti, Federica Federici, Angela Camuso, Patrizia Leonet, Elide Marigliani, Natascia Pastorello, Barbara Di Dio, Fulvia Lorenzetti, Olfa Ben Romdane, Laura Tedesco, Emy Kay, , Davide Cincis, Ralph Morseshow all
“Dangerous Beauty” Quotes 23 quotes
“She'll grow up just like her mother. Marry, raise children and honor her family. Spend her youth in needlepoint and rue the day she was born a girl. And when she dies, she'll wonder why she obeyed all the rules of God and Country for no biblical hell could ever be worse than a state of perpetual inconsequence.”
“- Veronica Franco: My people are true citizens 700 years back.
- Marco Venier: A coat of arms does not an inheritance make.”
“- Maffio Venier: It must be interesting to be in a room full of men, most of whom you've seen with their pants down.
- Veronica Franco: Puts it all in some kind of perspective.”
“Courtesans, my dear, are the most educated women in the world.”
“It's the wanting that keeps us alive.”
“- Maffio Venier: How much do you cost these days, Veronica?
- Veronica Franco: If your prick is as limp as your verse, no price can buy time enough.”
Do you know what my daughter's nurse told her today? "In a girl's voice lies temptation - a known fact. Eloquence in a woman means promiscuity. Promiscuity of the mind leads to promiscuity of the body". She doesn't believe it yet, but she will.
“Citizens of Venice! Look around you now at the disease and deaths that have taken over our once beautiful city, and tell me this plague is not a punishment from God! We are surrounded by harlots and courtesans! We must cast out those who tempt us for we are a city of shame of fornication and carnal practices that defy description. We will go the...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Veronica Franco: If I were yours alone, your property, chaste and silent, you would soon tire of me.
- Marco Venier: You're wrong!
- Veronica Franco: Am I?”
“- Maffio Venier: Did you ever give yourself to a man who could not pay your fee?
- Veronica Franco: What other profession will you allow me?! How shall I survive if I cannot marry?!
- Grand Inquisitor: You will answer the question!
- Veronica Franco: Why, when you are determined to damn me whatever I say?”
“- Veronica Franco: The Latin for banana is arienna. Bananatree is pala. A woman's greatest, and most hard-won asset... is an education.
- Giulia De Lezze: Just because you can say it in Latin doesn't make it any less obscene.
- Veronica Franco: Just because you took a vow doesn't mean you know how to love.”
“- Veronica Franco: Marco, if I give them my lie, I give them my soul. I'll lose everything I ever was. My love, my words, my heart.
- Marco Venier: Yes, but you would live.
- Veronica Franco: As someone else.”
“- Veronica Franco: Recant the curse you give my kind. Admit I have, as you, a heart and mind.
- Maffio Venier: A greedy hand, an empty heart is all that wrests your legs apart.”
“Desire begins in the mind.”
“What God and greed have joined together, let no love put asunder.”
“- Veronica Franco: There's not a man in Venice I can't have.
- Marco Venier: And there's not a woman in Venice I can't have.
- Veronica Franco: You cannot have me.”