|Director of Photography:||Bojan Bazelli|
|Editors:||Arthur Coburn and Steven Rosenblum|
|Production Designer:||Norman Garwood|
|Producers:||Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick, Arnon Milchan and Sarah Caplan|
|Regency Enterprises and Warner Bros.; R; 114 minutes|
|Cast:||Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell and Jacqueline Bisset|
|Based on The Honest Courtesan by Margaret Rosenthal|
This true story of a 16th-century courtesan's life and loves is not the romance novel plot you might expect. Catherine McCormick (Braveheart) plays Veronica Franco, a poet who becomes a prostitute to gain admittance to the male worlds of education and politics. McCormick is stunning and director Marshall Herskovitz renders the world of 16th-century Venice with dazzling beauty.