Fögi Is a Bastard (DVD)

Fögi Is a Bastard (DVD)

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Set in Zurich during the early seventies and boasting a killer soundtrack that includes the likes of punk legends The Stooges and The Velvet Underground, 'Fögi is a Bastard' is director Marcel Gisler’s honest depiction of teenage infatuation and obsession. Beni is a 15-year old sensitive romantic completely besotted by the super sexy Fögi, the front man to local punk outfit The Minks. The wide-eyed seemingly innocent Beni - who begins his courting of Fögi with lovingly penned letters - is welcomed into the out gay punk musician's world of partying and playing gigs. However, as Fögi slowly drifts from an ambitious music career to the addictive world of drugs, a wedge slowly forms in their relationship which leads to Beni becoming a submissive 'dog' in their relationship and also leads to Beni supporting his lover with sex work. With its raw depiction of urban life, ghettoized youth, working class angst, and gay male sex without any compromise, 'Fögi is a Bastard' is a must see for fans of coming-of-age cinema and alternative queer teen sensibilities and aesthetics.

directed by: Marcel Gisler
starring: Frédéric Andrau, Vincent Branchet, Urs Peter Halter, Martin Schenkel
1998 / 94 min / 1.78:1 / French DTS-HD MA 2.0