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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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Marcel Gisler

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Martin Frank (novel), Marcel Gisler | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frédéric Andrau Frédéric Andrau ... Fögi
Vincent Branchet Vincent Branchet ... Beni
Urs Peter Halter ... Töbe
Jean-Pierre von Dach Jean-Pierre von Dach ... Wäde
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ulrich Bodamer Ulrich Bodamer ... Schäfer
Jaqueline Brutsche Jaqueline Brutsche ... Richs Girlfriend #2
Jessica Früh Jessica Früh ... Benis Mother
Mirjam Hoffmann Mirjam Hoffmann ... Daniela
Sebastian Krähenbühl Sebastian Krähenbühl ... Reto
Jeanne Mathis Jeanne Mathis ... Hippie (France)
Franch Rainault Franch Rainault ... Ambulance Person (France)
Valentin Rivillon Valentin Rivillon ... Policeman (France)
Martin Schenkel Martin Schenkel ... Rich
Bettina Schulz Bettina Schulz ... Richs Girlfriend #1
Jospeh Schätti Jospeh Schätti ... Tiger
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 April 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fögi Is a Bastard See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

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

Don't tell me
Composed by Peter von Siebenthal, Frank Gerber
Performed by Peter von Siebenthal, Frank Gerber, Pascal Dussex, Kaspar Würgler
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Down and Out in Zurich
29 June 2004 | by benc7caSee all my reviews

The road to perdition is well-travelled and well-documented in movie history. This particular `Road Movie' is set mostly in Switzerland in the mid-1970's, a conceit I see as the one lie in a very truthful film. This could be set anywhere at anytime but if a director is going to film a period piece, then he'd better watch for the anachronisms; they can be his undoing! Watching one more character destroy himself on drugs and booze might have been cliche, however, the two young actors, Frédéric Andrau (Fögi) and Vincent Branchet (Beni), save us from this fate. Both are utterly convincing; I believed everything about them and I believed Beni's love for Fögi in all it's misguided, self-destructive force. The ending, inevitable and tragic, is saved from banality by Beni's `lesson learned', which is as original as it is poignant.


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