GIGOLA

By Laure CHARPENTIER

WIDE - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2010

George, a young woman, becomes Gigola, a gigolo for women after a tragic episode. She embarks on a journey to the depths of 1960 Pigalle's nightlife.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Laure CHARPENTIER
    • Writer(s)
    • Laure CHARPENTIER, Denise PETITDIDIER
    • Producer(s)
    • Denise PETITDIDIER (Marie-Amélie Production)
    • Synopsis
    • “GIGOLA” is the story of George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, who, in her teens, falls in love with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover’s eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting and reckless journey to the depths of Pigalle’s nightlife, circa 1960. After an encounter with a very wealthy, still attractive, but older woman, Odette, who offers her money and gifts in return for sexual favours, George becomes Gigola, a kind of gigolo for women only.
      Based on the controversial Best Seller novel “Gigola” by Laure Charpentier. The book was first printed in 1972 but immediately retrieved by the censorship. 30 years after “Gigola” became one of the most fascinating character of the 60’s nightlife in Pigalle.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2009
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