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Fogi is a Bastard (1998)

Director: Marcel Gisler
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Water Bearer Films, Inc.
Genre: Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Features
Running Time: 92 min.

Young Beni is looking for a change in his teenage life. It happens when he meets the lead singer of a popular local band named Fogi. Once Beni is hired to be the band's roadie, the two begin an affair that quickly turns into mad love. After a while, Fogi becomes bored, leaving Beni in a weird position where drug addiction comes into play. What will they do with each other now?

GreenCine Member Reviews

Love Story by talltale September 23, 2004 - 6:58 AM PDT
6 out of 6 members found this review helpful
After viewing what seem like an endless array of silly American "gay" movies, what a pleasure it is to come upon FOGI IS A BASTARD--a Swiss film about the relationship between a young high-school boy and an older rock musician. Set in the 70s, the fashions and sounds are fun, but the attitude shown toward gays does seem a bit modern (perhaps the Swiss were ahead of the pack on the issue). In any case, this movie is a REAL love story: obsessive and mostly sad, but infinitely richer and more believable that what passes for "love" in most films we see. These two characters are deeply problemed but they try their best, working with the few resources they have. What comes of this is a bit of growth from the one who is able to achieve it, and status-quo from the other. The actors are wonderful-- visually beautiful and able to convey the necessary array of emotions--while the writer and director have managed to capture the many moods, fears, thrills, highs and lows of an ongoing relationship. I'd recommend this film for anyone willing to grapple with love--gay or straight--and I suspect that therapists, in particular, will find FOGI a film of major interest.

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(Average 5.47)
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