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The year is 1764. For over a year, Josef has been leading a precarious life in Venice. He hopes to become an opera composer. The city, full of talented and already-established composers, seems closed to him. Looking for work as a violinist, he comes into the orbit of a rich young woman. Thanks to her, he gets the opportunity to play at salons. But his real opportunity arises when he becomes the lover of a libertine marquise. She teaches him worldly manners, rids him of signs of a provincial upbringing and introduces him to a hedonistic existence free from religious intolerance. Thus transformed, Josef gets an incredible opportunity: to write an opera for the San Carlo, Europe's largest theatre.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    141 minutes
  • Language
    Czech, German, Italian
  • Country
    Czech Republic
  • Note
    English Subtitles
  • Director
    Petr Václav
  • Screenwriter
    Petr Václav
  • Producer
    Jan Macola
  • Co-Producer
    Marco Alessi, Daniel Bergmann, Marek Urban, Libor Winkler, Jan Menclík
  • Cast
    Vojtěch Dyk, Elena Radonicich, Barbara Ronchi
  • Cinematographer
    Diego Romero