The young, Prussian aristocrat Paul von Przygodski strays aimlessly and unemployed through Berlin during the Weimar Republic after returning from World War I. On the streets, the battles between communists and Nazi’s are already in progress. Love affairs take him to the upper class society and eventually, von Pryzgodski becomes a Gigolo at the baroness von Semering.
1978 West Germany
Duration: 95 min
Director: David Hemmings, Charlotte Läuffer-Roll (scene retakes)
Screenplay: Ennio De Concini, Joshua Sinclair
Camera: Charly Steinberger
Editing: Alfred Srp, Siegrun Jäger
Music: Günther Fischer
David Bowie Leutnant Paul von Przygodski
Marlene Dietrich Baroness von Semering
Maria Schell Mutti
Sydne Rome Cilly
Kim Novak Helga
David Hemmings, born in 1941, was one of the English cinema icons of the 1960s.
He made his film debut in 1954, with “The Rainbow Jacket“(1954). His part as a fashion photographer in Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow Up” (1966) became his career-defining role. He directed his first film “Running Scared” in 1972. In 1979, Hemmings attracted major attention as a director with “Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo“(„Just a Gigolo“, 1978). However, in the nineties, he abandoned directing, and returned to live in the UK. The role of “Cassius” in “Gladiator” (2000) heralded his full-time return to acting. David Hemmings died of a heart attack in 2003, in Bucharest, Romania, on the set of “Blessed” (2004), after playing his scenes for the day.
Trailer URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnRyXbsbWGk