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Stardom -- A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.
Stardom -- A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.

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Denys Arcand (written by) and
Jacob Potashnik (written by)
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Release Date:
13 October 2000 (Canada) See more »
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Sudden, Outrageous, Global Celebrity has a price tag.
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A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jessica Paré ... Tina Menzhal

Victoria Snow ... Tina's Mother
Jessica Mackenzie ... Tina's Sister

Macha Grenon ... Model Agency Owner

Joanne Vannicola ... Rosie

Charles Berling ... Philippe Gascon

Sophie Lorain ... Italasia Reporter

Dan Aykroyd ... Barry Levine

Gregory Calpakis ... Steve Bourque

Patrick Huard ... Montreal Talk-Show Host
Maggie Steed ... British Fashion Reporter
Paul Reynolds ... Nigel Pope

Camilla Rutherford ... Toni
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor ... French TV Anchorman
Robert Lepage ... Bruce Taylor
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Fashion One Reporter

Thomas Gibson ... Renny Ohayon

Frank Langella ... Blaine De Castillon
Richard Greenblatt ... Jeremy Reed

Jayne Heitmeyer ... Beautiful Feminist

Richard Jutras ... Fashion Show Director

Nicu Branzea ... Tina's Father

François Berléand ... Nigel Pope's Associate (as François Berleand)
Bernard Dhéran ... French Intellectual
Thibault de Montalembert ... French Intellectual (as Thibault De Montalembert)
François Berland ... French Intellectual
Eric Civanyan ... French Intellectual
Pierre Charras ... French Intellectual
Daniel Martin ... French Intellectual
Alan Legros (as Alan Le Gros)
Patrick Fry

Gordon Masten

Tony Calabretta

Patricia McKenzie (as Patricia Mckenzie)
Susan Glover
Mark Trafford

Alain Goulem

Claudia Ferri
Leni Parker (as Lenni Parker)
Janine Theriault
Bronwen Mantel
Hal Eisen
Angella Lemond

Heidi Dippold
Evelyn Caballero
Dawn Lambing

Steve Adams
Noel Burton
Domini Blythe

Amanda Walsh
Kerrilyn Keith
Holly O'Brien

Howard Rosenstein

Jonathan Robert Rondeau (as Jonathan Rondeau)

Gwenm Carsley (as Gwenm Eyre)

Wolfgang Pissors
Harry Standjofski
Ellen David

Allen Altman

Norm Rebadow

Charles Edwin Powell (as Charles Powell)

Rachelle Lefevre
Catherine Bégin
Ian Finlay (as Ian Findlay)
Cary Lawrence
Billy Merasty

David Nerman
Christiane Lampron ... Wedding Musician

Sam Stone
Chantal Dupuis ... Wedding Musician
Harrison Kreisberg
Roxanne Grenier
Noémi Racine-Gaudrault ... Wedding Musician
Christine Harvey ... Wedding Musician
Ivan Smith

Alexander Bisping ... Werner Reisecker
Patrick Paroux
Hilary Porter

Dawn Ford

Jamie Elman
Flint Eagle
Simon Peacock
John N. Kallis
Lou Vani
Domenic Di Rosa ... Security Guard
Liz MacRae
Raymond Stone
Chantale Nadeau
Joel McNichol ... Gaby Stern
Todd Duckworth
Peter Duchenes
Peter Blankie
Hayley Reynolds

Don Jordan
Melissa Pirrera
Danielle Desormeaux ... Sheila Rinaldy
Al Vandecruys
David DiSalvio
Michelle Sweeney

Thelma Farmer
Joe Moffa
Al Dubois
Eric Goulem
Alan Fawcett
Maria Bircher
Stépanie Lafontaine
Jeffrey Aarles
Matt Holland
Jennifer Morehouse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philippe Caroit ... French TV Journalist
Chantal Baril ... (uncredited)

Karen Belfo ... The Cafe Girl (uncredited)

Maria Bertrand ... Model (uncredited)
Benoît Brière ... (uncredited)

Giovanni Capitello ... News Cameraman (uncredited)

Larry Day ... Brian O'Connell (uncredited)

Gino Salvano ... Paolo (uncredited)

Directed by
Denys Arcand 
 
Writing credits
Denys Arcand (written by) and
Jacob Potashnik (written by) (as J. Jacob Potashnik)

Produced by
Philippe Carcassonne .... co-producer
Brigitte Faure .... line producer: Ciné b
Eric Landau .... associate producer: Paris
Robert Lantos .... producer
Daniel Louis .... line producer
Denise Robert .... producer
 
Original Music by
François Dompierre 
 
Cinematography by
Guy Dufaux (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Isabelle Dedieu 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Lucie Robitaille 
 
Production Design by
Zoe Sakellaropoulo  (as Zoë Sakellaropoulo)
 
Art Direction by
Jean Morin 
 
Set Decoration by
Josée Arsenault 
Louise Pilon (key set decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Michel Robidas 
 
Makeup Department
Pierre Chavialle .... hair stylist: Paris
Karina Del Bel .... makeup artist: Florida
Sandro Di Gioacchino .... assistant hair stylist
Bea Diaz .... hair stylist: Florida
Lorrie Ann Dobbins .... hair stylist: New York
Réjean Goderre .... hair stylist
Fae Hammond .... makeup artist: London
Dolores Hernández .... hair/makeup assistant: Florida (as Delores Hernandez)
Catherine Lavoie .... second assistant makeup artist: extras
Lucio .... hair stylist: Paris
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... makeup artist: Paris
Marcelo Padovani .... hair stylist: Miss Paré (as Marcelo Nestor Padovani)
Belinda Parish .... assistant makeup artist: London (as Belinda Parrish)
Joan Patricia Parris .... assistant makeup artist
Nevio Ragazzini .... makeup assistant: New York
Cécile Rigault .... makeup artist
Micheline Trépanier .... key makeup artist
Nathalie Trépanier .... makeup artist
Florence Vayssieres .... makeup artist: Paris (as Florence Vayssires)
Joe Vitale .... assistant hair stylist: New York
 
Production Management
Sylvie Barthet .... production manager: Paris
Joshua Benjamin .... unit manager: New York
Cyrille Bragnier .... unit manager: Paris
Michel Chauvin .... production manager
Paul Dion .... post-production supervisor
Andrew Eliot .... unit manager: London
Callum Greene .... production manager: New York (as Callum Green)
Pierre Guay .... assistant unit manager
Vanessa Jones .... assistant unit manager: London
Anthony Katagas .... production manager: New York
Jamin O'Brien .... production manager: Florida
Andy Pavord .... production manager: London (as Andrew Pavord)
Gilles Perreault .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erik Ajduk .... third assistant director
Buck Deachman .... second assistant director
Rhun Francis .... third assistant director: London
Matthew Gledhill .... second assistant director: Paris
Agnieszka Kroskowska .... assistant director (as Agnieszka Poninska)
David Lawley-Wakelin .... second assistant director: London (as David Lawley Wakelin)
Brian Moon .... second assistant director: Florida
Manuel Pouet .... second assistant director: Paris
Lionel Rigothier .... second assistant director: Paris
Doug Torres .... second assistant director: New York
David J. Webb .... first assistant director (as David Webb)
Joshua Zeman .... second second assistant director: New York (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Natacha Antiglio .... art department coordinator
Charles Bella Fiore .... prop master: New York (as Charles Bellafiore)
Patrice Bengle .... property master
Charles-André Bertrand .... product placement coordinator
Steve Boucher .... art assistant
Eric Brassard .... art assistant
Alain Brochu .... construction supervisor
Lionel Callari .... property master: Paris
Real Capuano .... art assistant
Amanda Carroll .... assistant prop master: New York
Denis Daneau .... art assistant
Porpoise Evans .... props master: Florida
John Fudala .... assistant prop master: New York
Odette Gauvreau .... key painter
Susannah Kaye .... art director: London (as Suzannah Kaye)
Diane Legris .... props buyer
Carl Lessard .... graphic artist
Heidi Pieh .... assistant art director: New York
Mario Racicot .... assistant property master
Jean-Philippe Reverdot .... assistant set decorator: Paris
Bernadette Saint Loubert .... set decorator: Paris (as Bernadette Saint-Loubert)
Marc Sausset .... assistant set decorator: Paris
Jason Savader .... assistant prop master: New York
Lissette Schettini .... head set dresser: Florida
Erin W. Sibley .... art director: New York (as Erin Sibley)
Marcus von Holtzendorff .... art assistant (as Marcus Von Holtzendorff)
Sarah Wright .... assistant art director: London
 
Sound Department
Dave Arms .... boom: Florida
Diane Boucher .... adr supervisor
Jo Caron .... foley recordist
Frederic Cloutier .... assistant sound effects editor
Larry DeCarmine .... sound mixer: Florida (as Larry Decarmine)
Michel Descombes .... sound re-recording mixer
Jérôme Décarie .... foley artist
Gavin Fernandes .... sound re-recording mixer
Gran Finale .... boom operator: New York (as Grand Finale)
Nicolas Gagnon .... assistant foley artist
Claude La Haye .... production sound mixer
Claude La Haye .... sound
Jean-Claude Laureux .... sound mixer: Paris & London
Philippe Lavigne .... assistant foley recordist
Geoff Lippman .... consultant: Dolby (as Geof Lipman)
Antoine Morin .... sound effects editor
Guy Pelletier .... dialogue editor
Marcel Pothier .... sound
Francis Péloquin .... boom operator
Bruno Ruffolo .... adr recordist
Noah Timan .... sound mixer: New York
Vinca Vermesse .... boom operator: Paris
 
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Jean-François Bachand .... visual effects supervisor
Marc Doyon .... digital output
Yves Désilets .... compositing
Thomas Hallé .... compositing
Alain Lachance .... compositing
Guy Langlois .... effects coordinator
Serge Langlois .... technical supervisor
Emmanuel Mazeron .... graphic artist
Ann Smeltzer .... effects consultant
 
Stunts
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunts
Jay Lavalley .... stunt person
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunt coordinator
Hilary Porter .... stunt person
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brett Albright .... loader: New York
Maude Arsenault .... fashion photographer
Sophie Baker .... still photographer: London
François Berroir .... gaffer: Paris
Alan Blagg .... best boy grip: New York
Xavier Cholet .... electrician: Paris
François Daignault .... Steadicam operator
Chuck Finch .... gaffer: London
Stephen Finch .... best boy electric: London (as Steve Finch)
James Fine .... video film sync
Arturo García .... second assistant camera: Florida (as Artie Garcia)
Alain Gautherin .... key grip: Paris
Eric Gies .... electrician: Paris
Sean Gray .... gaffer: Florida
Serge Grenier .... key grip
Heidi Grunwald .... grip: New York
Noémie Gélinas .... video assist
John Harris .... electrician
Jim Hopkins .... key grip: Florida
J. Alan Hostetter .... gaffer: New York (as Alan Hostetter)
Pierric Jouvante .... electrician (as Pierrick Jouvante)
Edith Labbe .... assistant camera: second unit (as Edith Labbé)
Jacques Leduc .... director of photography: second unit
Eric Lefèbvre .... electrician trainee (as Eric Lefebvre)
Carl Lessard .... fashion photographer
Jean Levasseur .... best boy
Franck Loiseau .... grip: Paris
Patrice Massé .... fashion photographer
Andréane Melançon .... clapper loader
Kai Morbey .... electrician: Florida
François Parent .... assistant camera: second unit
Scott Porter .... best boy grip: Florida
Dany Racine .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
John Schwartz .... electrician: New York
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
Tengo Sepyashvily .... grip: New York
John Sider .... best boy: Florida
Tim Spellman .... key grip: New York
Marion Stalens .... still photographer: Paris
Jason Summers .... best boy electric: New York
Stuart Verity .... rigger: London
Normand Viau .... gaffer
Paul Viau .... best boy
Grant Wakefield .... second assistant camera: London
Derek Walker .... second assistant camera: New York
Matt Weinstein .... grip: New York
Cliff Weisner .... electrician: New York (as Cliff Wiesner)
Jonathan Wenk .... still photographer
Dirk Westphal .... still photographer: New York
Terry Williams .... key grip: London
Sylvestre Dedise .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Daniel Ben Loulou .... extras casting: Paris (as Daniel Benloulou)
Sarah Bird .... casting: London
Jacques Dublin .... casting: Paris
Olivia Harris .... casting: New York
Sylvie Meyer .... casting: Paris
Marie-France Michel .... casting: Paris
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvie Clément .... head dresser
Amanda Craze .... wardrobe supervisor: London
Peter Dawe .... assistant dresser (as Peter W. Dawe)
Marie-Claude Deschênes .... extras dresser (as Marie-Claude Deschenes)
Nathalie du Roscoat .... wardrobe mistress: Paris (as Nathalie Du Roscoat)
Agnès Falque .... dresser: Paris
Jody Felz .... stylist: Florida
Jennifer Galvelis .... dresser: New York
Charice Harris .... assistant dresser: New York
Tom Houchins .... costume coordinator: Mr. Gibson (as Thomas W. Hoochins)
Jean-Richard Morin .... wardrobe master
Luca Mosca .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Leigh Nicol .... assistant wardrobe supervisor: London
 
Editorial Department
Valérie Arlaud .... assistant editor: Paris
Mélanie Carignan .... on-line assistant editor
Pierre Duceppe .... film lab coordinator
Francine Gauthier .... color timer
Isabelle Malenfant .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Gilles Desnoyers .... composer: additional music
Osvaldo Montes .... composer: additional music
Guy Pelletier .... music editor
Greg Rogers .... executive music producer
Ray Williams .... executive music producer
 
Transportation Department
Marc Arsenault .... driver
Michel Brouillette .... picture car coordinator
Claude Bélanger .... driver (as Claude Belanger)
Pierre Chabot .... driver
Richard Curry .... captain: New York (as Rich Curry)
Bob Donavan .... driver: New York (as Robert Dunevan)
James Donnelly .... driver: New York (as Jim Donelly)
Tasso Mathiopoulos .... driver
 
Other crew
Isabelle Abastado .... assistant location manager
Valérie Allard .... assistant to producers: Cinémaginaire
Zur Attias .... key production assistant: New York
Henri Behar .... subtitler
Maggy Belzile .... assistant production administrator
Giovanni Bernardi .... consultant: modeling
Sandrine Boulet .... production assistant: Ciné b
Jeffrey A. Brown .... production assistant: New York
Cherri Campbell .... assistant to producer: Serendipity Point Films
Jean-Marc Casanova .... production administrator
Matthew Chilsen .... location manager: New York
Matthew Coe .... set runner: London (as Mat Coe)
Mathias Cremadez .... unit assistant: Paris
Julie Cyrenne .... assistant production administrator
Martin Desroches .... chief executive officer: Cinémaginaire
Marie-Josée Dupont .... production coordinator
Louis Dutil .... production assistant
Ted East .... business affairs: Alliance Atlantis
Martine Etchegaray .... secretary: Paris
Valérie Fiset .... receptionist
Safron Flower .... office manager: London
Jill Fraser .... production legal services
Michele Giordano .... production coordinator: New York
Anne-Marie Giroux .... stand-in: Miss Paré
Isabelle Godin .... production assistant
Amy Green .... production assistant: Serendipity Point Films
Hélène Grimard .... assistant production administrator (as Hélène Gallizzi)
Anne-Lyse Haket .... assistant to producers: Cinémaginaire
Benjamin Hess .... unit assistant: Paris
Mark Horowitz .... international sales: Alliance Atlantis Pictures International
Joe Humares .... location manager: New York (as Joe Humeres)
Olivier Jacob .... unit assistant: Paris
Lorraine Jamison .... unit publicist
Lacia Kornylo .... head of production: Alliance Atlantis
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor
Eric Leca .... research: Cinémaginaire (as Éric Leca)
Marc Lefler .... production assistant: Serendipity Point Films
Jean-Claude Lemire .... consultant: Cinémaginaire
Denise Lunsford .... production coordinator: Florida
Deborah MacNeil .... administrative assistant: Cinémaginaire (as Debbie Macneil)
Richard Mancuso .... accountant: New York
Michelle Masseyeff .... unit assistant: Paris
Mark Musselman .... business affairs: Serendipity Point Films
Lynette Norris .... production coordinator: London
Sophie Perelle .... unit assistant: Paris
Conrad Perrault .... visual consultant (as Conrad Perreault)
Ludovic Petit .... unit assistant: Paris
Amélie Ponette .... script supervisor apprentice
Bob Presner .... completion bond
Paulo Quintans .... production assistant (as Paulo Quintas)
Tiffany Rieder .... administrative assistant: Cinémaginaire
Pierre-Jean Robert .... unit assistant: Paris (as Pierre Jean Robert)
Andrew Rosen .... production assistant: Alliance Atlantis
Julia Rosenberg .... creative affairs: Serendipity Point Films
Manon Rufer .... production assistant
Wendy Saffer .... publicity: Serendipity Point Films (as Wendy Saffer Ricco)
Lydia Setton .... production administrator: Paris
Ho Shang .... production coordinator: Florida
Betsy Shankin-Morehouse .... assistant location manager: New York (as Betsy Shankin)
Michèle St-Arnaud .... location manager (as Michèle Saint-Arnaud)
Henry-George Thomas .... parking coordinator: New York (as Henry George Thomas)
Sylvia Vargas .... production coordinator: Paris
Alice Vosmek .... production coordinator: New York
Andrea Wood .... business and legal affairs: Alliance Atlantis
Christian Biron .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Daniel Gourd .... the producers wish to thank
Ralph Kemp .... the producers wish to thank
Koji Nihommatsu .... the producers wish to thank
Katherine Pradeau .... the producers wish to thank
Stephan Schwartz .... the producers wish to thank
Karim Tassi .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"15 Moments" - Canada (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexual content
Runtime:
100 min | Argentina:105 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | France:U | Iceland:12 | USA:R | USA:TV-MA (cable rating)
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Trivia:
Virtually every shot of Jessica Pare is a broadcast or reflected image: she is seen in video clips, on the monitor of cameras, reflected in mirrors, glimpsed through glass, or in still photos, but never directly.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tina leaves the hospital, her left arm is in a sling. In subsequent scenes, her right arm is in the sling.See more »
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
superficial study of a superficial world, 5 January 2005
Author: stephenpaultaylor from Berlin

I was very surprised by this movie. I knew nothing about it except for Monsieur Arcand, and his oeuvre, so, needless to say, I was surprised at this "effort".

In an movie with nods to "Waiting for Guffman" (and movies of that ilk, which I love) but without the humour. The characterizations where over-the-top and annoying, the characters were mostly (including the lead, who was indeed gorgeous) cardboard, two-dimensional characters; completely unsympathetic and without any redeeming qualities whatsoever. So much of this movie felt so cliché, and I realize Arcand was probably going for a sort of over-the-top spoof of the fashion world, lampooning everyone involved in the business and that whole universe, wrought with superficiality and glossiness, but his strokes were too broad; the characters too transparent. Not to mention that we've seen it all before. Think of Altman's Ready To Wear. It just seems like an easy target. If you're not going to say anything new or enlightening about a subject, why say anything at all? For a movie to succeed, at the heart of it there needs to beat a soul, and this movie seemed to have none, whatsoever. Even a movie with a broad, exaggerated form of humour needs to have, deep in its core, a heart that beats real blood; something the audience can identify with and understand.

This is a surprising turn for Arcand, who has made a career making movies that are so full of human truths and insights. I found myself longing for "Le Declin de L'Empire Americain" or "Jesus de Montreal", in which the characters were authentic and sympathetic, and the stories fascinating.

Spoofs are fine. Broad comedies are fine. But as movies such as "Waiting for Guffman" and "Best in Show" will attest to; you need to care about the characters on screen, even if things they do are ridiculous.

Just because the universe of fashion reeks of superficiality, doesn't mean a movie spoofing it should be just as if not more superficial than the world it's attacking.

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