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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

  • Release date:July 6, 2001


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dominique Deruddere Best Foreign Language Film 2000 Nominee


Josse de Pauw
as Jean Vereecken
Werner De Smedt
as Willy van Outreve
Eva Van Der Gucht
as Marva Vereecken
Thekla Reuten
as Debbie
Victor Löw
as Michael Jansen
Gert Portael
as Chantal Vereecken
Ianka Fleerackers
as Gaby
Alice Reys
as Lies
Olivier Ythier
as Freddy Mercury imitation
Deen Van der Zaken
as State Police warrant officer
Mark van Eeghem
as Georges
Caroline Rottier
as Hair Stylist
George Arrendell
as Dave
Filip Peeters
as State Police Officer
Carl Ridders
as Producer
Per Eggers
as Neighbor
François Beukelaers
as NTO Director
Damiaan Deschrijver
as State Police Spokesperson
Marc Didden
as Talk Show Director
Jan Roos
as "Song Organ" Director
Alain Van Goethem
as "Green Room" Singers
Mieke Verdin
as Psychiatrist
Guy Dermul
as Host 1


Dominique Deruddere
Dominique Deruddere
Loret Meus
Dominique Deruddere
Willy Stassen
Raymond Van Het Groenewoud
Composer (Music Score)
Ludo Troch
Hubert Pouille
Production Designer
Pascal Judelewicz
Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Volkert Struycken
Loret Meus
Costume Designer
Frank Devos
First Assistant Director