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Backstage (2005)

An adolescent groupie zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Lauren Waks
Isild Le Besco ... Lucie
Noémie Lvovsky ... Juliette
Valéry Zeitoun Valéry Zeitoun ... Seymour
Samuel Benchetrit Samuel Benchetrit ... Daniel
Édith Le Merdy Édith Le Merdy ... Marie-Line, la mère de Lucie (as Edith Le Merdy)
Jean-Paul Walle Wa Wana Jean-Paul Walle Wa Wana ... Jean-Claude, le garde du corps
Mar Sodupe ... Nanou
Lise Lamétrie Lise Lamétrie ... La femme de chambre
Claude Duneton Claude Duneton ... Le père de Lauren
Joëlle Miquel Joëlle Miquel ... Une fan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aurore Auteuil Aurore Auteuil ... Pamela
Yousef Baghdary Yousef Baghdary ... Stéphane
Alain Berlioux Alain Berlioux ... L'amant de Lauren
Patrick Blanchais Patrick Blanchais ... L'ingénieur son studio
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An adolescent groupie zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides of celebrity culture. Written by Tribeca Film Festival

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Drama | Music

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Official Sites:

Hautet Court [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Backstage - Paixão Delirante See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,010, 24 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,312, 4 February 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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"All About Eve", but with sexy French bisexuals
10 July 2012 | by lazarilloSee all my reviews

It would be lazy, but not really inaccurate to describe this as a modern-day French version of "All About Eve". It has a lot more sex (I said it's French) and kind of a bisexual twist (it's modern-day French). The story involves the young fan (Isilde LeBosco)of a pop star diva (Emmanuelle Seigner) who finds her way into the inner circle of her idol, but manages to sow a lot of discord by becoming involved with the idol's jackass boyfriend as well as inciting a no small amount of inter-generational lust in the idol herself. . .

Emmanuelle Seigner is perhaps MOST famous for being Mrs. Roman Polanski, and she has really done her best work in her husband's movies like "Bitter Moon" and "The Ninth Gate". She's not a GREAT actress, but she's always been a sexy and fearless performer. She seems a little long in the tooth to be a "teen idol", but, hey, she's a lot younger than Madonna. Isilde LeBesco seems to be a rather ordinary-looking girl, but she also possesses a hot little body which she has been showing off in French movies since she was the French-version of barely legal (I suspect Seigner probably had to keep her nubile co-star here away from her notorious husband). Seriously, LeBeco is also a very decent actress, and this movie is really both a classy French dramatic thriller AND a pretty hot inter-generational, bisexual sex romp. But if you prefer the former, I'd also recommend the similar French film "Love Crime", and if you prefer the latter, I'd recommend the film "Nathalie" with the other French Emmanuelle, Emmanuelle Beart (which was recently re-made as Canadian/US co-production "Chloe").

As for THIS film though, it's not "All About Eve", but it's certainly not a waste of time either.


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