Storie di Ordinaria Follia (Tales of Ordinary Madness)
Storie di Ordinaria Follia (Tales of Ordinary Madness) (1981)

Ben Gazzara delivers a gutsy, four-barreled performance as skid-row poet and storyteller Charles Bukowski (rechristened Charles Serking onscreen) in Tales of Ordinary Madness, blackly comic Italian director Marco Ferreri's adaptation of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 11, 1981
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2008
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Steve Rhodes
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Denise Gentile tries her best to save the picture but can't. The writing is too loose and the other acting is credible only in fits and spurts.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Ben Gazzara had some of Bukowski's outward mannerisms and the same beady eyes as the poet.

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Greg S
Lecherous, alcoholic street poet "Charles Serking" (pseudonym for Charles Bukowski) falls in love with a suicidal prostitute. Partly successful, with… More
Dimitris Springer
Ah,bliss,carefree country for drunken horses,or an effective title for the parody of affairs by a master of literature.Ferreri justifies Bukowski… More
Stefanie C
"Style is the answer to everything...To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art." Bukowski had style. Ferreri has style. This film is an… More
Walter M.
Returning to Los Angeles by bus after his wallet was stolen after having passed out following a performance, poet Charles Serking(Ben Gazzara) finds his ex-wife… More