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Artois the Goat -- One goat throws a young man's life into disorder as he struggles to reclaim his honor by crafting the finest cheese the world has ever known.


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Lab technician Virgil Gurdies struggles to choose between his truelove Angie and his newfound quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Playhouse: July 2010
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 26 July 2010, 5:59 PM, PDT)

DVD Review: Artois the Goat
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"My Perfect 3": Brian Satterwhite
 (From 10 December 2009, 6:30 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)
Mark Scheibmeir ... Virgil
Sydney Andrews ... Angie
Stephen Taylor Fry ... Yens

Dan Braverman ... Hermit
Michael Sullivan ... Fitznicholas / Nitzficholas

Justin Arnold ... Clownwig / Agent Brown
Sarah Holland ... Eva Verrane
Harrison Butler ... Ronaldo
Robert Tolaro ... Goat Farmer, Renior

Laurie Coker ... Angie's Mother, Frances

Marlane Barnes ... Angie's Sister, Embeth
Jordan Crowder ... Artois (voice)
Jason McEntire ... Chesterfield
Richard Reininger ... Austin Office Wiener / Detroit Office Worker / Virgil Shemp
Varun Rajendran ... Austin Office Intern
Michael Nolen ... Austin Office Intern
Daniel Moczygemba ... Austin Office Intern (as Daniel Moczugemba)
Bruce Tavakkol ... Austin Office Intern / Detroit Office Worker
Martin Pedersen ... Shady Cheese Dealer
Charles Gonzalez ... Police Officer / Virgil Shemp
Diesel ... K-9 Officer
Mae Reininger ... Little Old Lady
Brooke Hyatt ... Grocery Store Patron / Angie Shemp
Cliff Bogart ... Grocery Store Patron / Virgil Shemp
Kyle Bogart ... Grocery Store Clerk / Virgil Shemp
Blake Buesnel ... Lab Wiener
Ryan Pollei ... Detroit Office Runner
Amber Reber ... Detroit Office Worker
Kendra Heath ... Detroit Office Worker
David Lamb ... FDA Agent
Oscar Aparicio ... FDA Agent
Dale Staffel ... FDA Agent
Jeremy Dertien ... FDA Agent
Ryan Reininger ... Virgil Shemp
David Blue Garcia ... Virgil Shemp
Daniel Kalbacher ... Virgil Shemp / Angie Shemp

Directed by
Cliff Bogart 
Kyle Bogart 
Writing credits
Cliff Bogart (written by) &
Kyle Bogart (written by)

Produced by
Richard Reininger .... producer
Original Music by
Brian Satterwhite 
Cinematography by
David Blue Garcia 
Film Editing by
Cliff Bogart 
Kyle Bogart 
Sound Department
Greg Armstrong .... re-recording mixer
Editorial Department
Brandon Thomas .... colorist
Music Department
Jeffrey L. Blair .... music engineer
Matthew Crawford .... musician
Matthew Crawford .... score mixer
Jessica Gilliam-Valls .... musician
Jou-An Hou .... musician
Yu-Chi Hsu .... musician
Michael Maddux .... musician
Michael Marcionetti .... musician
Eric Stone Miller .... musician
Phil Pollack .... assistant music engineer
Brian Satterwhite .... musician
Other crew
Bruce Tavakkol .... key production assistant

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110 min
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light happy fare, 3 October 2014
Author: Roedy Green from Victoria, BC. Canada

This is the story of a not-that-bright man (who bears a slight resemblance to Steven Colbert) pursuing his dream of making artisinal goat cheese. It is not a comedy about the trials of trying to keep goats as housepets.

He is so clueless, the first milk goat he buys is male. He gets no support. His girlfriend wants him to slog away at a mind-numbing laboratory job. She has no sympathy at all for his desire to escape.

One of the best scenes in the movie is a conversation with a hermit landowner who had dreamt all his life of raising basset hounds. It failed miserably and now he just wants to die.

The only person who gives him the least encouragement is a failed paranoid restaurant owner.

It is comedy, so you know he must inevitably triumph. He persists at making cheese, getting smarter and smarter with each attempt, so it is not totally out of blue when he finally succeeds. He has some help from a celestial holy French-speaking goat and a celestial holy writer of cheese text books.

The goats don't pay that big a role but when they are on screen they are delicate, clean and pretty. Usually the idea of cheese coming from animal udders is quite revolting, but these animals don't do that to me.

It is done in a melodramatic, over-the-top, pantomime style.

If I were writing the film, our hero would run off into the sunset with the German restaurant owner who had stuck by the hero, not the woman who bullied, carped, belittled and repeatedly abandoned him. But that would have freaked out the majority of the audience. He is in for a life of misery with her. He is a kind soul. He deserves better.

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