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Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (Just A Gigolo) Reviews

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½ January 21, 2015
Directed by David Hemmings (star of "Blow Up"), "Just a Gigolo" is mostly just a curiosity for David Bowie fanatics. This notorious flop was filmed during Bowie's late-70s period in Berlin, and he's looking as traditionally handsome as he ever looked in younger days, so his fetishists will drool. The premise actually isn't so different from "The Graduate" -- a malleable naif rejoins the real world (in this case, post-WWI rather than post-college) and gets dubious advice from everyone about what he should do next. In this case, he ends up working as a dancehall gigolo. Except the script is an utter snooze. This slack tale is neither funny nor dramatic, and the plot is just as aimless as Bowie's character. One bonus: The powerhouse cast includes Curt Jurgens, Maria Schell, Kim Novak and (in her final appearance) Marlene Dietrich. She only has two brief scenes, but it's undeniably haunting to see her sign off her career by singing "...and life goes on without me." Hemmings has a small role as a Nazi organizer, and Sydne Rome scores points as a sexy torch singer who suddenly exits the movie about halfway through (did she leave to work on a better project?). Bowie himself does not perform onscreen, but did write a trivial street-performer's song that appears early in the action.
½ December 14, 2014
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½ July 21, 2014
has little to do with the song of same name
April 22, 2011
This movie is one of those wtf type movies. It relies solely on its humor and its all-star cast to hold this movie and it's title card up! It has no real plot at all. It's not terribly bad but it's not great, either. It's totally worth seeing for Kim Novak, David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich!!
½ July 17, 2010
Beautiful.... so sad... =[
April 30, 2009
My firs film... I fool in love
½ November 4, 2008
Very slow film.
set between the wars
½ July 15, 2008
There is indee something fascinating, some scenes and music that would stay in your mind, but overall I would forget this movie
June 21, 2008
Bowie's attempts at German made the film bearable, but I sort of wonder, where is the plot, or rather, why is the plot.
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