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Title:
Everybody's famous!
Author:
Deruddere, Dominique, 1957-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An ambitious father constantly pushed his daughter to be a recording artist and has her compete in every competition around town. The daughter, Marva, does everything to fail in her chances. When a famous pop star stops to help Marva's dad, he decides to kidnap the star and "ransom" her for 15 minutes of fame for his daughter.
General Note:
Widescreen version.

Title from container.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.

For specific features see interactive menu.

Closed captioned.
Language:
Dutch
ISBN:
9780788831065
UPC:
786936163858
Format :
DVD

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Just how far should a father go to help his daughter gain fame and fortune? Jean (Josse De Pauw) lives in a working-class Belgian community, where he holds down a job at a bottle factory with his friend Willy (Werner De Smedt). Jean and his wife Chantal (Gert Portael) have a teenage daughter, Marva (Eva van der Gucht), who like her father, is interested in music; Jean likes to write songs in his spare time, while Marva dreams of becoming a singer. But Jean's songs don't seem to impress anyone but Willy, and while Marva has a good voice, she's overweight, has little charisma, and seems a poor prospect for success in show business. When the bottle factory is shut down, both Jean and Willy are thrown into dire circumstances, and Jean is trying to figure out how to support his family when his car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. He is offered a ride by a friendly stranger, whom Jean soon recognizes as Debbie (Thekla Reuten), a well-known pop singer. In a flash of ill-advised inspiration, Jean gives Debbie a heavily drugged beverage, and after she passes out, he spirits her away to a cottage in the woods. He then contacts Debbie's manager (Victor Low), informing him that he has the star hidden away -- and if he ever wants to see her again, Marva has to be given a chance to sing on national television. Iedereen Beroemd! was shown in competition at the 2000 Venice Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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