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Ballad of the Nightingale (1999)

A down-on-her luck prostitute embarks on a wild adventure that puts her in contact with the Mafia.


Guy Greville-Morris (as Guy Greville Morris)




Credited cast:
Virginia Madsen ... Mo Lewis
Maria Grazia Cucinotta ... Alina
Harry Dean Stanton ... Jean-Paul
Seymour Cassel ... Jimmy
Robert Miano ... Uncle Frankie
Richard Portnow ... Arnie D'Angelo
Vincent Riotta ... Michael Wynn-Booth (as Vince Ricotta)
Eddie Ebell Eddie Ebell ... Ricky
Leonard Termo ... Tony the Tank
Mark Derwin ... Alan Blake
Michael Madsen ... Giovanni
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erika Anderson ... Isadora Lamont
Greg Baker ... Henri
Philippe Bergeron ... Wannabe French Director
Gregory Cascante Gregory Cascante ... Studio Head


A down-on-her luck prostitute embarks on a wild adventure that puts her in contact with the Mafia.

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for die-hard fans of Virginia Madsen only
7 February 2008 | by manuel-pestalozziSee all my reviews

This movie is available in Europe in a dubbed Italian version. Apparently it was made during the Cannes film festival of 1997, so there were a few stars at hand. Virginia Madsen actually gives a wonderful performance as a feisty American prostitute who is on the French Riviera for some mob business. Her brother Michael has a small part as a mobster. Virginia Madsen is teamed with Italian actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta who played the female lead in "Il postino". The two beautiful yet very different ladies would have made a formidable team had the script amounted to anything. Unfortunately the movie is extremely boring and does not amount to much. But all the scenes with Virginia Madsen are great. Character actors like Seymour Cassel and Harry Dean Stanton also have small parts, and there is another attractive woman who looks like Kate Jackson.

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7 May 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La balada del ruiseñor See more »

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