EN - 17-year-old Marva is a regular at singing contests, which she unfortunately always loses. Nevertheless, her father, Jean Vereecken, dreams of a beautiful career for his daughter. But one day, Jean gets laid off. By way of revenge, he decides to kidnap the number one singer in the country, Debbie. The kidnapping sends great waves of turmoil through the country and sales of Debbie's latest single soar sky-high, much to the pleasant surprise of Michael, Debbie's manager. During a secret meeting with Jean, Michael proposes a deal : he will make Marva a star if Jean agrees to keep Debbie out of the way for as long as Michael wants. Jean agrees. For a while, everything goes as planned, but then the public loses interest in the kidnapping. Debbie's record sales plummet. But Michael had known they would, and, unknown to Jean or Marva, he prepares for a bloodcurdling finale...

FR - Marva, 17 ans, est une habituée des concours de chant auxquels elle échoue malheureusement à chaque fois. Jean Vereecken, son père,  rêve cependant d’une carrière splendide pour sa fille. Mais un jour, Jean est licencié. Pour se venger, il décide de kidnapper Debbie, la chanteuse étoile du pays. Le kidnapping provoque un vague de tourmente dans tout le pays, et les ventes du dernier single de Debbie atteignent des records, ce qui plaît à Michael, son manager. Lors d’une rencontre secrète avec Jean, Michael lui propose un marché : Il fera de Marva une star si Jean accepte de garder Debbie hors de vue aussi longtemps que Michael le voudra. Jean accepte. Tout se passe comme prévu pendant un moment, jusqu’à ce que le public finisse par détourner son attention du kidnapping . Les ventes record de Debbie s’effondrent. Mais Michael savait qu’il en serait ainsi et, à l’insu de Jean et de Marva, il se prépare pour une finale terrifiante…

Info

Title Everybody Famous!
Original title Iedereen beroemd!
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2000

Credits

Cast Josse De Pauw, Eva Van der Gucht, Werner De Smedt, Thekla Reuten, Viktor Löw
Photography Willy Stassen
Editing Ludo Troch
Music Raymond van het Groenewoud

Technical specs

Running time film 100'
Release format 35 mm

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Everybody Famous! gets Bollywood makeover

Dominique Deruddere’s Oscar-nominated feature Everybody Famous! is to get a Bollywood remake. Amitabh ‘Big B’ Bachchan is to star in the Sunil Pandey-directed Hindi makeover.

Eva Van der Gucht in Everybody FamousProduced in 2001, Everybody Famous tells the story of 17-year-old Marva who is a regular at singing contests which she unfortunately always loses. However, her father Jean dreams of a showbiz career for his daughter. Until he gets laid off. By way of revenge, he decides to kidnap Debbie, the country’s number-one singer.

Published on Friday 11 March 2011

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Short info

Director Dominique Deruddere
Producers Dominique Deruddere
Writers Dominique Deruddere
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