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Everybody's Famous! -- Jean kidnaps the most famous pop star in the country and holds her hostage, demanding he and his musically-challenged daughter be heard by the music industry.


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Release Date:
12 April 2000 (Belgium) See more »
How far are you willing to go to become a star? [translation of Dutch tagline]
Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Sweet, silly, delightful and surprisingly tight! See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order)

Josse De Pauw ... Jean Vereecken

Eva van der Gucht ... Marva Vereecken
Werner De Smedt ... Willy Van Outreve

Thekla Reuten ... Debbie
Victor Löw ... Michael Jensen
Gert Portael ... Chantal Vereecken
Ianka Fleerackers ... Gaby
Alice Reys ... Lizzy
George Arrendell ... Knappe man
François Beukelaers ... NTO directeur
Silvia Claes ... Omroepster
Marc Didden ... Cameraman
Sien Eggers ... Debbies buurvrouw
Lut Hannes ... Vriendin van Marva's moeder

Wim Opbrouck ... Rik De Visser
Filip Peeters ... Rijkswachter
Mathias Sercu ... Jim Poppe
Myriam Thys ... Nieuwslezeres
Bert Van Nieuwenhuyse ... Nieuwslezer

Alain Van Goethem ... Zanger in Green Room
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tania Kloek ... Zangeres in Green Room
Anniek Vandercruysse ... Zangeres in Green Room / Imitator
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Directed by
Dominique Deruddere 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dominique Deruddere 

Produced by
Dominique Deruddere .... producer
Pascal Judelewicz .... co-producer
Loret Meus .... producer
Errol Nayci .... co-producer
Volkert Struycken .... co-producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint .... co-producer (as Anne Dominique Toussaint)
Original Music by
Raymond van het Groenewoud 
Cinematography by
Willy Stassen 
Film Editing by
Ludo Troch 
Casting by
Jeannette Snik 
Production Design by
Hubert Pouille 
Costume Design by
Loret Meus 
Makeup Department
Juan Pacífico .... hair stylist
Production Management
Paul de Ruijter .... production manager
Sound Department
Mathieu Cox .... foley & adr recordist
Alek Goosse .... sound re-recording mixer
Gert Janssen .... dialogue editor
Bert Koops .... sound recordist
Marina Lerchs .... adr mixer
René van den Berg .... sound recordist
Griet Van Reeth .... sound effects
Dan Edelstein .... supervising sound editor: US release (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Arnout Deurinck .... second assistant camera
Chris Renson .... camera operator
Wim Temmerman .... electrician
Dirk Van Rampelbergh .... gaffer
Jo Voets .... still photographer
Didier Frateur .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Nico Leunen .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jan Roos .... location manager
Trix van Alphen .... publicist
Peter Van den Borre .... location manager
Elly Verduyckt .... continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Iedereen beroemd!" - Belgium (original title)
"Everybody Famous!" - International (English title)
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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity
97 min
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Belgium:KT | Canada:14A | France:U | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIA | Malaysia:U (cut version) | Malaysia:18SX (uncut version) | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 (original rating) | South Korea:15 (re-rating) | Spain:T | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | USA:R

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Sweet, silly, delightful and surprisingly tight!, 24 July 2001
Author: Rrroza from Chicago, USA

I was in a very down mood when I went out, and this film turned me right around! Sweet and silly, (but not cloying or obviously sentimental) this film is very-well built beneath its light profile. I'm very impressed with the many decisions that must have been made to result in a film this subtle, well-balanced and delightful. Plot and characters seemed familiar at first but the film almost immediately distinguished itself with well-observed, small details of character and setting; unexpected and delightfully absurd plot twists; and the excellent, natural performances by all. All the characters had charm and a subtle full-dimensionality that's particularly refreshing these days in comedies... from the central family members --Father, Marva, Mother-- down to even the smallest roles that function like seasoning (like the bartender, and the stone-faced assistant to debbie's manager.) Characters that might have been left as stereotypes in other films (like Willy, Debbie, and her manager) surprised me with more complex -- but still believable -- behavior later in the story. Unobtrusive editing and appropriately bright/naturalistic visual aesthetic and cinematography make for an easy, pleasurable viewing experience that has left me with plenty to replay in my mind. US viewers who haven't traveled in Europe may not "get" the pop-music industry/TV details portrayed, and I'm sure there are cultural in-jokes that I missed, but I was never less than fascinated from start to finish.

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