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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 »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Frédéric Andrau ...
Fögi
Vincent Branchet ...
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Töbe
Jean-Pierre von Dach ...
Wäde
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ulrich Bodamer ...
Schäfer
Jaqueline Brutsche ...
Richs Girlfriend #2
Jessica Früh ...
Benis Mother
Mirjam Hoffmann ...
Daniela
Sebastian Krähenbühl ...
Reto
Jeanne Mathis ...
Hippie (France)
Franch Rainault ...
Ambulance Person (France)
Valentin Rivillon ...
Policeman (France)
Martin Schenkel ...
Rich
Bettina Schulz ...
Richs Girlfriend #1
Jospeh Schätti ...
Tiger
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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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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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I'm waiting for the man
Composed by Lou Reed and John Cale
Performed by The Velvet Underground
Available on Album: The Velvet Underground and Nico
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a gem
23 January 2005 | by See 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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