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1h 31min | 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 deeper and deeper into his addiction.
This gay-friendly Swiss French film about a drugged-out punk singer who has an obsessive, dysfunctional affair with a 15-year-old boy groupie pushes the edge of the permissible and the believable and does not go anywhere but downhill, though it isn’t without a certain sweetness. Deserves a tiny but special spot in the roster of drug and music films somewhere is a remote branch off from Velvet Goldmine and Sid and Nancy. More than that, it is courageous and tasteful in its straightforward and sexy treatment of man-boy love, and one can well understand that some viewers find it very special. Both of the principals are attractive, and Fögi may be a bastard, but he has a lot of charm as well.
Director: Marcel Gisler
Writers: Martin Frank (novel), Marcel Gisler
Stars: Frédéric Andrau, Vincent Branchet, Urs Peter Halter
Country: France | Switzerland
Release Date: 28 April 1999 (France)
Also Known As: Fögi Is a Bastard
Filming Locations: France