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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 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 ... 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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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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References Body Snatchers (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Heroin
Composed by Lou Reed
Performed by The Velvet Underground
Available on Album: The Velvet Underground and Nico
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The Whirlpool
11 August 2006 | by cmmescalonaSee all my reviews

Mandragora meets Switzerland. Amazing detail. Beautifully shot. Extremely complex sequences. Beautiful dialogues. Mesemrising moments. Truthful, yet incredibly depressing. That's what I'd add in a nutshell if you want to dig into this film's nightmares.

Beni's nightmare, that's it. We, who have seen this film, agree that it's a difficult and painful way to go to the end.

Despite its very Swiss environment, it's a film that would fit any time slot since the sixties. Strong and bitter. Sweet and hopeless. Definitely not an American film. Good actors, good script and a good director... all these factors make of F... one of those rare modern films that have it all.

Clearly, French input is all over this movie, and that's always a plus.

The music is another point to look for. Original music not to be found anywhere; a couple of Lou Reed's good songs and a heartbreaking end with Patti Smith's "Wings". Forget about the gay themed thing, this is a film to make you think, seriously!

I doubt anyone would endure just walking out as the credits roll.


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Language:

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Release Date:

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