Turturro's latest movie can hardly be defined 'European' but it touches on themes (aging, single status and sex) which most of us can relate to. Who knows, it might even inspire a new business venture for some of the LEC members! =: 0
http://fadinggigolo-movie.com for the official trailer
Directed by Turturro (multitasker!) , released 2013
Synopsis: florist Fioravante (Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, the bookseller Murray (Woody Allen) who has spotted the perfect client in his dermatologist (Sharon Stone). With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
Events take an even wilder turn when Murray recommends Fioravante to Avigal (Vanessa Paradis), a melancholy mother of six and the devout widow of a recently deceased Hasidic rabbi. Playing on the borderline of outrage and TMI, it seems that Turturro manages to keep things within the realm of humour, gaining a respectable 'over 15' rating.
To spruce up your Monday, book your ticket here and, if you have the time, stay around after the film, to exchange comments over a drink.
I booked my seat in Row E.