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Fögi Is a Bastard (1998)

F. est un salaud (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 28 April 1999 (France)
Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcel Gisler

Writers:

Santiago Amigorena (french adaptation), Martin Frank (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frédéric Andrau Frédéric Andrau ... Fögi
Vincent Branchet Vincent Branchet ... Beni
Urs Peter Halter Urs Peter Halter ... Töbe
Martin Schenkel Martin Schenkel ... Ritch
Jean-Pierre von Dach Jean-Pierre von Dach ... Wäde
Jessica Früh Jessica Früh ... La mère de Beni / Beni's mother
Gilles Tschudi Gilles Tschudi ... Wirsling
Sebastian Krähenbühl ... Reto
Bettina Schulz Bettina Schulz ... Amie de Titch / Ritch's Girlfriend #1
Jaqueline Brutsche Jaqueline Brutsche ... Amie de Ritch / Ritch's girlfriend #2
Ulrich Bodamer Ulrich Bodamer ... Schäfer
Mirjam Hoffmann Mirjam Hoffmann ... Daniela
Joseph Schätti Joseph Schätti ... Tiger
Michel Weder Michel Weder ... Le vieil homme / Old man
Franck Rainault Franck Rainault ... Le Médecin / Ambulance doctor
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Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni deeper and deeper into his addiction. Written by Lukas Fichtinger <liderc@gmx.at>

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Beni: I felt lighter and almost emptier. In this emptiness there was sadness, but also consolation. I of course asked myself over and over again, and still do: If I had loved him even more, and differently, he wouldn't have died. Should our paths cross again Fögi, I'll try harder this time, love you so that nothing can keep us apart. Next time I'll be stronger, I swear, next time...
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Connections

References Body Snatchers (1993) See more »

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Composed by Rainer Lingk
Performed by Nico Lippolis, Rainer Lingk, Jochen Arbeit and Thomas Wydler
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a gem
23 January 2005 | by tnwestlakeSee all my reviews

Outstanding acting, great casting, and really tight direction work together to make an unsparingly tragic plot both utterly believable and inexplicably hopeful.

Dark, sexy and very disturbing, the film's central theme is of love: though it is used, abused, warped and betrayed, it retains a strange and constant purity throughout, even up to the central character's almost shocking conclusion at the end. There is no question of bestowing any redemptive power on love, since this is a film of unflinching reality, but love's ability to provide sense to an existence otherwise bereft of meaning is shown to the full. There are few films that try to do this. Even fewer succeed, but this is one of them.


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Switzerland | France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 April 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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