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Fatal (2010)

Fatal is now a huge star. Millions of fans, dozens of hits, 4 Music Music Awards of the best artist of the year, a clothing line, a magazine and soon opening its own amusement park: ... See full summary »

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Michaël Youn

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Michaël Youn (scenario), Dominique Gauriaud (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michaël Youn ... Robert Lafondue, alias Fatal Bazooka
Stéphane Rousseau ... Chris Prolls
Isabelle Funaro Isabelle Funaro ... Athena Novotel
Vincent Desagnat ... Pedro Summer
Fabrice Eboué ... Bruce Keita
Armelle Armelle ... Heidi
Jérôme Le Banner Jérôme Le Banner ... Hervé Willard
Ary Abittan Ary Abittan ... David Fontana
Yin-Tung Chu Yin-Tung Chu ... Kim
Reem Kherici ... Malaisia
Jean Benguigui ... Tony Tarba
Catherine Allégret ... Milka
Bianca Gervais ... Eva Gine
Hakim Ghorab Hakim Ghorab ... Damon
Nathaniël Siri Nathaniël Siri ... Gaspard
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Fatal is now a huge star. Millions of fans, dozens of hits, 4 Music Music Awards of the best artist of the year, a clothing line, a magazine and soon opening its own amusement park: Fataland. It is the undisputed N ° 1. Apparently everything is going well - but in reality, Fatal no longer knows where he is going, because he no longer knows where he comes from: from his beginnings he makes believe that he grew up in the ghetto. When in fact he was born in a small village of Savoy, in the heart of the Alps. But we can not be a "gansta" when we are a son of shepherds of Savoy, then Fatal has preferred to hide its origins and forget its past . Written by OzzyPsycko

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 June 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatal Bazooka See more »

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Budget:

€13,000,000 (estimated)
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Stéphane Rousseau's character (Chris Prolls) is named after a Swedish brand of buns (Krisprolls). See more »

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Better than you might think
18 July 2010 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

This is actually a very entertaining and, if certainly not intellectual, then nevertheless still thought-provoking movie.

It is the story of a young man from the picturesque Haute Savoie region of southern France who passes himself off as a ghetto rocker/rapper, and builds a huge career as a flashy rapper. It's all fake, though, and that's what this movie is about: the superficiality of manufactured successes in modern pop music.

At one point, when Fatal's real story is exposed, there is a moment of truth telling: Fatal and his rival express their real feelings to their public. This could easily have become a made-for-TV mess at this point. But it doesn't, because it realizes that audiences don't really want sincerity, they just want the latest manufactured hype.

Not a great movie, certainly, but a very entertaining one with some intelligent ideas well worked out. An American version of this could be very entertaining as well, but I find it hard to believe an American producer would allow it to be this cynical about the nature of modern music audiences.


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