Go Go Tales
Filmfest 2007

Ferrara is in a wonderfully loose and comedic mood after the complex spiritual dramatics of MARY. Variety "Ray Ruby‘s Paradise", a classy "go go" cabaret in downtown Manhattan is a dream palace, run by charismatic impresario Ray Ruby, with expert assistance from a bunch of longtime cronies, sidekicks and colourful hangers on, and featuring the most beautiful and talented girls imaginable. But all is not well in Paradise. Ray‘s facing imminent foreclosure. His dancers are threatening a strip-strike. Even his brother and financier wants to pull the plug. But the dreamer in Ray will never give in. He‘s bought a foolproof system to win the Lottery. One magic night he hits the jackpot. And loses the ticket... A classic screwball comedy in the madcap tradition of Frank Capra, Billy Wilder and Preston Sturges, from maverick auteur Ferrara.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine, Asia Argento, Anita Pallenberg


Director: Abel Ferrara