Alain Moreau sings for one of the few remaining dance-bands in Clermont-Ferrand. Though something of an idol amongst his female audience he has a melancholic awareness of the slow ... See full summary »
Cécile de France,
France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and ... See full summary »
Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair... See full summary »
Cecile and Julien begin their new life together. Julien works long hours in a video library, a world full of pictures. Coming home late one night, he encounters a young, beautiful, ... See full summary »
A happy couple, with children, are at a point of bliss in their lives...until bad news leaves them feeling like the carpet was torn from under their feet. Karine wrote and directed this ... See full summary »
Marc Guermont used to be a very much sought after horse stuntman in films. One day unfortunately, he had a bad fall from his mount during the shooting of a historical movie. And not only ... See full summary »
Cécile de France,
When he receives a call from Bornsville sheriff, telling him Pamela Rose' coffin has been stolen, agent Douglas Riper sees a good occasion to meet again with his former partner Richard ... See full summary »
Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband ... See full summary »
The mother of Louis, Philippe and Henri Delcroix has been taken to hospital. She is in alarming condition and might well die. The possible coming of death into their comfortable lives ... See full summary »
Faced with the insistence of his brother Joseph, whom he has not seen for 25 years, Paolo resolves to give up his calm and harmonious life in Canada, to return to Marseilles at the bedside ... See full summary »
Superstar : An ambitious 'Xavier Giannoli' film about some unethical methods employed by a French reality television show to gain audiences.
Xavier Giannoli' Superstar is an ambitious film which discusses the pertinent question about the respect of personal life in troubled times when a multitude of cameras can threaten any person's life, happiness and peace. It also presents a rather sordid image of French television where a Machiavellian TV producer and his assistant would go to any extent in order to make their reality TV show a resounding success. Martin Kazanski, a team leader in a company which recycles computer equipments, is surprised to learn that he has achieved sudden stardom as everybody wants to make his videos,asks for his autograph and would like to be filmed with him. He is unable to understand anything behind it as the more he tries to know, the more confused his situation becomes. His sad as well as tragic story is an indication of how desperate can TV get in order to win newer audiences.One can try to understand this film by knowing about the image of television in France and outside its territory. The image of France outside its borders as an inveterate consumer as well as a fervent admirer of television has been known to people for many years. What makes it interesting is its duality. On the one hand, there are over the top personalities of French television such as Thierry Ardisson and Michel Drucker who host shows such as Tout Le Monde En Parle and Vivement Dimanche. Although one learns just about gossip and personal lives of famous French people, these shows are watched in huge numbers solely for the help learners of French get from them in order to practice their spoken language. On the other hand, there are culturally sophisticated TV hosts namely Patrick Poivre d'Arvor and Julien Lepers who present news and a quiz show. They present an intelligent image of France.
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