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Fading Gigolo (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  9 April 2014 (France)
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Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burly Driver
Driver's Wife
Hasidic Driver
Little Devorah


Murray, the bankrupt owner of a bookstore, is forced to close his family business. His dermatologist, Dr. Parker, dreams of having a threesome and would pay a thousand dollars to have one with her friend Selima. Murray then proposes to his friend Fioravante that they start a male prostitution business, with Murray acting as the pimp. However, when Fioravante meets a Hasidic Jewish woman, Avigal, who is the widow of a rabbi, they fall in love with each other. But a Jewish neighborhood patrolman, Dovi, is in love with Avigal too, and might make life difficult for Fioravante and Murray. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The oldest profession just got older.



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Rated R for some sexual content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 April 2014 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Fading Gigolo  »

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Box Office

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$180,801 (USA) (18 April 2014)


$3,763,973 (USA) (11 July 2014)

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One of the few appearances by Woody Allen in a film not directed by him. See more »


[first lines]
Murray: My grandfather started the shop. My father had it. And now - I - have to - close it. This is the end of an era, my friend. Let me tell ya, now a days only rare people buy rare books.
Fioravante: We'll get back on our feet.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »


Close Your Eyes
Written by Bernice Petkere
Published by Bernice Petkere Music
Performed by Gene Ammons
Courtesy of Original Jazz Classics
By arrangement with Concord Music Group
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Interesting satire on religion, big city life and fragmented society
16 May 2014 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

I am very disappointed by the less than intellectual viewers who claim that this film is offensive to Jews. Since when did showing the negative side of a culture become offensive? A more enlightened person would view this film as a brave satire on all fundamental religious fanatics set against a contrasting progressive society. I personally love the indirect social commentary and defiance of the female character Avigal. The film also touches the complexity of living in a society full of protocol and expectations and their impact on individual decisions.

The entire cast turned in worthy performances but the film did suffer from a very low budget, tight shooting schedule and a somewhat inexperienced Director but overall, it was a couple hours I feel were worthy of my time.

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