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Me, Michael and I – Hot Docs 2024

Me, Michael, and I Hot Docs 2024
This documentary is about a man trying to achieve his dreams at all costs, leaving it to the audience to decide whether or not Freddy Dufour’s attempts to become exactly like Michael Jackson borders on obsession.

Me, Michael and I – Hot Docs 2024

Runtime: 01:15
Synopsis:
A 25-year-old Freddy Dufour undergoes multiple surgeries to resemble Michael Jackson. With his girlfriend and parents’ support, he seeks investors for a Las Vegas tribute show, blurring dreams and reality in his quest for perfection.

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A 25-year-old Quebecois man is willing to do anything to become the best Michael Jackson impersonator in . Freddy Duffour is a 25-year-old man from Quebec who has been obsessed with Michael Jackson since he was 16 years old. Already having had multiple plastic surgeries to look like the King of Pop, Freddy is hoping to raise the funds to put on his Michael Jackson tribute show.

Me, Michael and I Synopsis

Me, Michael and I is a documentary by Regis Coussot and Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay about Quebecois Michael Jackson impersonator Freddy Dufour, a.k.a. the Truthwalker. The film begins shortly after the release of the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, which renewed the allegations of pedophilia against Michael Jackson and consequently caused the cancellation of some of Freddy's impersonation gigs. However, Freddy remains unfazed and with the support of his family and girlfriend Danny, Freddy continues on his goal to achieve his dream, which includes flying to Turkey to receive a rhinoplasty operation and spending thousands of dollars to put on a tribute show.

My Thoughts on Me, Michael and I

Despite a new biopic currently in production, the reputation of Michael Jackson hasn't quite recovered from the renewed pedophilia allegations brought about by 2019's Leaving Neverland. However, that's not what Me, Michael and I is about. Instead, the documentary is about a man trying to achieve his dreams at all costs, leaving it to the audience to decide whether or not Freddy Dufour's attempts to become exactly like Michael Jackson borders on obsession.

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Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly is a freelance film critic and blogger based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.