Honest Courtesan, The (1996) - Details
Venice, 1565. Denied the hand of Marco Venier (Sewell) because of her lower station in life, Veronica Franco (McCormack) instead courageously cultivates a powerful image based on intelligence, glamour, sex, reaching the highest echelons of power - as a Coutesan. Driven to rise above the rigid social constraints, she keeps her passion for Marco alive. Her highly cultivated mind and exquisite charm makes her simultaneously respected and feared - which ultimately puts her soul on trial.