Tales of Ordinary Madness

Charles Bukowski (novel)
Marco Ferreri (director, screenwriter)
Sergio Amidei, Anthony Foutz (screenwriters)
Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti (starring)

Rome: 23 Giugno, 1981. Vintage French theatrical poster for the 1981 Italian/French film.

Based on the 1972 short story collection "Erections, Ejaculation, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness" by Charles Bukowski. The first film adaptation of the author's work, and one of the most challenging films of the 1980s. Ben Gazzara and Ornelia Muti portray two self-destructive souls that become soulmates, hell-bent on sex, alcohol, and general torment. One of Gazzara's most unvarnished performances, having warmed up in the 1970s with a trio of Cassavetes films.

15.25 x 20.5 inches, rolled. Near Fine.

[Book #121497]