David Bowie’s film “Just A Gigolo” to be released for the first time in the UK
Forgotten period movie Just a gigolo, starring David Bowie, is finally coming out in the UK this summer.
The 1978 film was directed by David Hemmings and has now been digitally remastered for release with a 54-page booklet and other bonus features.
A summary for Just a gigolo reads: “Paul von Przygodski (David Bowie), a young Prussian man, arrives in the trenches in time to be caught up in the final explosion of the Great War.
“After recovering in a military hospital, where he is taken for a French hero, he returns to Berlin. His family home has been converted into a boarding house, his father (Rudolf Schündler) is paralyzed and his mother (Maria Schell) works in the Turkish baths.
“Trying to find a new goal, his childhood friend, Cilly (Sydne Rome), abandons it for fame and fortune; his former commander, Captain Kraft (David Hemmings), tries to persuade him to join his right-wing movement and a widow, Helga von Kaiserling (Kim Novak), briefly seduces him with the finer things in life.
Bowie stars alongside Hollywood icons Marlena Dietrich and Kim Novak in what was her first movie role after Nicolas Roeg The man who fell to earth in 1976.
Meanwhile, Rob Delaney recently joined the cast of the upcoming TV reboot of The man who fell to earth. He will play alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris.
The TV adaptation was first announced in 2019, with showrunners Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Jenny Lumet (Rachel is getting married), confirming that the series will explore “the next chapter” in the history of the novel and film.
The new version of Just a gigolo will be available for purchase from August 16 and is available for pre-order here.