Fading Gigolo (2013)

Fading Gigolo

Summary: Murray (Woody Allen), a New York City bookstore owner, turns to high-class pimping in order to keep financially afloat in face of the imminent closure of his business.

To succeed at the world’s oldest profession, Murray needs a Don Juan. He appeals to his florist friend Fioravante (John Turturro) for assistance and before long, the oddball duo tear up Gotham, with Fioravante (who now goes by Virgil) shtupping eager clients the likes of legendary sexual icons Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara. Murray’s plan seems fail safe until he introduces Avigal (Vanessa Paradis), a sheltered and lonely orthodox Jewish widow, to Virgil’s mix of clientele. As a deeper connection develops between Virgil and Avigal, Dovi (Liev Schreiber), a vigilant member of the neighborhood’s Jewish police who shares affection for Avigal, develops a fool-proof plan of his own.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 1st May, 2014

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: John Turturro

Screenwriter: John Turturro

Cast: Woody Allen (Murray), Bob Balaban (Sol), Delphina Belle (Rhuki), Teddy Bergman (Yossi), Isaiah Clifton (Cyrus), Jade Dixon (Cee Cee), Dante Hoagland (Coco), Aubrey Joseph (Cefus), Ness Krell (Little Devorah), Vanessa Paradis (Avigal), Tonya Pinkins (Othella), Russell Posner (Malky), Liev Schreiber (Dovi), Sharon Stone (Dr. Parker), Ted Sutherland (Shmuel), M’Barka Ben Taleb (Mimou), Diego Turturro (Shimshon), John Turturro (Fioravante), Sofia Vergara (Selima)

Runtime: 90 mins

Classification: M


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