Stromae "Ave Cesaria" (Henry Scholfield, dir.)

Here's a smart way to humanize Stromae, an International star on the verge of breaking America thanks to his stunning man or mannequin video "Papaoutai." Filmed in one-take, on VHS no less, at a party where Stromae updates Hot Jazz with his band and we catch snippets of stories as people evade or make eye-contact with the camera. And, as with all things shot on VHS: It was clearly recorded over something else.

Stromae "Papaoutai" (Raf Reyntjens, dir.)

Stromae - Papaoutai

Meet the kid with a fake plastic dad in a Saccharine sweet town. Luckily, music and dance makes things come alive, even if for only a few minutes.

Check out this fantastic video for Belgian star Stromae — he plays the dad here — directed by Raf Reyntjens, who nails the a vibe that's just on the brighter side of Tim Burton.