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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

Writers:

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

Make my day
Composed by Rainer Lingk
Performed Nico Lippolis, Rainer Lingk, Jochen Arbait, Thomas Wydler
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Fogi is a -
23 August 2010 | by sandoverSee all my reviews

Yes, Beni gets a target on, mostly, portrayal. Yes, Fogi is not bad either. Yes, we have some realistic scenes, especially the man-slave frustration ones, that means realistic like sentiments ringing true. Yes.

Yet, apart from the early scene when and where Beni discovers the heady spin an orgasm offers, which is rarely if at all represented on screen, the film is not memorable, and all those reviewers who profess the film's high value will be caught with the capital crime of idealizing, which is actually another name if you think about it, of frustrated citizenship. Well, no one escapes this predicament unfortunately, but wouldn't it be better to give a try directing these forces to better appreciations? For I cannot but think that judging by the majority of the reviewers' reactions this is one more case of frustrated gay citizenship meets failed artistic endeavor and masquerading both as the film's and the viewers' achieved meeting. Why?

Fogi is not a fag.

Fogi is not a frog.

Fogi is just a fog. -

With what frequency can you ask yourself the question of what do you know? Not frequently.


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