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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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Emmanuelle Bercot

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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 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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Love Is Blindness
Written by U2 / Bono & The Edge
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A teenage fan in France is obsessed with an older pop singer
18 July 2015 | by orson-13See all my reviews

This 2005 film was surprisingly good, thanks to very deft and often subtle direction by Emmanuelle Bercot, who co-authored the script. She establishes an intense mood, a dark song of love, that nevertheless remains rooted in ordinary reality, despite occasional histrionics by one or another of its leads. A superb supporting cast (including Noemie Lvovsky) provides human touches and Emmanuelle Seigner, as the adored diva, and Isild Le Besco as the smitten fan, approach one another with a mix of curiosity, fear, and affection. This theme has been done before, notably in Tom DiCillo's sentimental and funny "Delirious," but "Backstage" has a European air, like Chopin's "Tristesse" Etude. Bercot is careful not to let it go over the brink, keeping the mood disciplined and the story within the boundaries of reality, despite the younger woman's often neurotic behavior. A relationship movie that is intriguing.


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