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by Laure Charpentier


George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, 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, Odete, who offers her money and gifts in return for sexual favours, George becomes Gigola, a kind of gigolo for women only.

original title: Gigola
country: France
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Laure Charpentier
film run: 102'
release date: FR 19/01/2011
screenplay: Laure Charpentier, Denise Petitdidier
cast: Lou Doillon, Marie Kremer, Marisa Paredes, Rossy de Palma, Arly Jover, Thierry Lhermitte, Virginie Pradal, Marisa Berenson
cinematography by: Giorgos Arvanitis
film editing: Chantal Hymans
art director: Aurélien Geneix
costumes designer: Cyril Fontaine
music: Jean-Jacques Debout
producer: Denise Petitdidier
production: Marie Amélie Production, Action Côte d'Azur production, L'Artistique Caumartin, Les Productions du Daunou
distributor: Kanibal Distribution

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