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Dangerous Beauty

1998 - R - 1:52
Warner Home Video
Directed by Marshall Herskovitz
Catherine McCormack
Rufus Sewell
Oliver Platt
Moira Kelly
with Fred Ward
and Jacqueline Bisset

The sensuous true story of the woman who used looks, wit and seduction to defy the conventions of 16th-century Venice comes to the screen in Dangerous Beauty, directed by Marshall Herskovitz. Catherine McCormack plays Veronica Franco, a talented beauty disdainful of the restrictions placed on women of her era. Only one profession will allow her to pursue learning, acquire property and fulfill other forbidden desires. So Veronica, under the knowing tutelage of her mother (Jacqueline Bisset), becomes a courtesan to the rich and powerful. She'll pay a price. Veronica may have to turn away forever from the nobleman (Rufus Sewell) she loves. And she may stand alone when the Inquisition charges her wiles are witchcraft. Shot on Italian settings recreating Renaissance Venice and its gondola-filled canals, Dangerous Beauty is as sumptuous as it is passionate, a work of redemptive romance that fills the eye and heart.

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