Altered Innocence

Fogi Is a Bastard

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This special limited edition slipcover is limited to 1,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Altered Innocence has been dedicated to releasing LGBTQ & Coming-of-Age films with an artistic edge since their inception in 2015. With a library of features and shorts from around the world, mixing genre with art-house and everything in between - Altered Innocence is committed to curating an esoteric library that is without peer in the current marketplace. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

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

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • New Interview with Director Marcel Gisler
  • Restoration Trailer
  • Other Trailers
  • English & Spanish subtitles

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