The son of an actress, Giacomo Casanova grows up surrounded by the magic and artifice of theatre. As the protégé of the French ambassador to the Venetian Republic, he begins his ascent in society, and his conquest of its most beautiful women.
Betrayed, he is thrown into prison. Fifteen months later in 1757, he escapes and flees to Paris, where he continues his adventures
Among those he charms is Madame de Pompadour (Katja Flint).
Marianne Collette was the key makeup artist.