Go Go Tales
(Italy, 2007, 104 minutes)
A struggling, gambling-addicted night-club impresario spends a fateful night dodging unpaid strippers, a screeching landlady and a lack of customers. Episodic bitter-sweet comedy of night life, mostly improvised by the game all-star cast, that hides a true appreciation of losers and showmen under an unimpressive and uninspired series of sketches that stretch well beyond their breaking point.
Massimo Gatti presents a Bellatrix Media production, in association with Angelo Arena and Paolo Isabella for De Nigris Productions. Starring Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine, Asia Argento, Riccardo Scamarcio, Sylvia Miles, Roy Dotrice, Stefania Rocca, Pras Michel, Joe Cortese, Burt Young, Franky Lee; introducing Bianca Balti, Shanyn Leigh; with Lou Doillon. Directed and written by Abel Ferrara; produced by Massimo Gatti; music by Francis Kuipers; director of photography (Cinecittà), Fabio Cianchetti; production designer, Frank de Curtis; costume designers, Gemma Mascagni, Frank de Curtis; film editor, Fabio Nunziata.