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Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and overweight girl struggles to belt out a tune. When Jean is suddenly fired because of cut backs, he is ashamed and even more desperate to have his daughter succeed. In a chance meeting Jean kidnaps the most famous pop star in the country and holds her hostage demanding to be heard by the music industry. Catching the attention of the media and the eyes of the nation, Jean and Marva realize that the show must go on until everyone is famous.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
"Iedereen beroemd" isn't Deruddere's best movie (check out "Crazy love" to see that) but it was nominated for an Oscar and that already is a great historyfact in Belgian moviemaking. Deruddere is the sort of leading new wave directors over here as since decades most Belgian movies are just adaptions from old Belgian novels but with this movie Dominique can claim that he reached the brilliance of Ken Loach... What we get here is laughing with the common people... A simple father (superbly played by Josse De Pauw) believes in his overweighted daughter that one day she will be famous (the girl cant sing and at local contests she tries to imitate Madonna). We all see it's a lost case till Jean (Josse De Pauw) decides to kidnap Belgium's most fave singer...he asks no money but the manager must write a hittune for his daughter... Hilarious at times, unbelievable at others but this is great to see.
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