This comedy won an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000.
Jean dreams of giving his daughter Marva a better life than the endless slog in the factory for which he fears she's destined. He does everything he can to launch her to singing stardom, but Marva, shy and overweight, finds the contests she enters humiliating and can barely conceal her contempt for Jean (as well as the songs he composes for her). Then fate intervenes...
Everybody's Famous has a shining, gentle spirit and offers a touching portrait of proud fatherhood,a charming film.
"With its likable blue-collar characters and its unpretentious exuberance, Everybody's Famous is reminiscent of recent British comedies like Brassed Off and The Full Monty" (A.O. Scott, New York Times).
In Flemish with English subtitles
AVAILABLE ONLY IN REGION 1 FORMAT
- Actors: Josse De Pauw, Eva van der Gucht, Werner De Smedt, Thekla Reuten, Victor Löw
- Directors: Dominique Deruddere
- Writers: Dominique Deruddere
- Producers: Dominique Deruddere, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Errol Nayci, Loret Meus, Pascal Judelewicz
- Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language Dutch, English, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Studio: Miramax
- DVD Release Date: 13 Nov 2001
- Run Time: 97 minutes