Girl, You Know It’s True: The Milli Vanilli Tragicomedy Showing in Cinemas This June


Director and Writer: Simon Verhoeven
Producer: Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann
Starring: Tijan Njie, Elan Ben Ali, Matthias Schweighöfer, Bella Dayne
Genre: Biography, Dark Comedy
Running Time: 2h
Age restriction: PG-13 (Some Strong Language)

Whether you’re familiar with the infamy of Milli Vanilli or not, a new highly anticipated biographical film drama, “Girl, You Know It’s True” opens nationwide on 21 June 2024. The film promises a witty retelling of the pop duo’s meteoric rise and fall as one of the world’s biggest pop superstars of the late 80s and early 90s.

What is Girl, You Know It’s True about?

Hit producer Frank Farian (Matthias Schweighöfer) takes on unknown dancers Rob Pilatus (Tijan Njie) and Fab Morvan (Elan Ben Ali) for his next music project. A meteoric rise ensues that exceeds all expectations and the two friends conquer the international charts under the name of Milli Vanilli.

After three Number One hits in the US, the pair enjoy a rock ‘n roll lifestyle in Hollywood. There is only a small circle of insiders who know their secret: the duo don’t sing themselves at all—they merely move their lips to the voices of the real singers.

At the height of their fame, Milli Vanilli won a Grammy and toured America before the truth finally came to light. While the mighty apparatus that has been pulling the duo’s strings quickly washes its hands of the affair, Rob and Fab find themselves in the middle of the biggest scandal in music history.


The film was shot in South Africa

The decision to film Girl, You Know It’s True in Cape Town not only showcased the city’s picturesque locations but also boosted the local economy. The production company commissioned a number of South African crew members and collaborated with local venues to add authenticity and depth to the storytelling. A few South African actors such as also feature in the film

When is the release date, and where can you see it?

Girl, You Know It’s True is screening in South African cinemas nationwide on 21 June 2o24. Tickets for the film can be booked at Ster Kinekor, Nu Metro and leading cinemas.

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