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An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.

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Xavier Giannoli

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Xavier Giannoli, Serge Joncour (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kad Merad ... Martin Kazinski
Cécile de France ... Fleur Arnaud (as Cécile De France)
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Jean-Baptiste
Cédric Ben Abdallah Cédric Ben Abdallah ... Alban (as Ben)
Alberto Sorbelli Alberto Sorbelli ... Alberto
Frédéric Boismoreau Frédéric Boismoreau ... Father
Pierre Diot Pierre Diot ... Morizot
Christophe Kourotchkine Christophe Kourotchkine ... Fabrice
Stéphan Wojtowicz Stéphan Wojtowicz ... Edouard Laurence
Garba Tounkara Garba Tounkara ... Saïa, le rappeur
Hervé Pierre Hervé Pierre ... Docteur Barreinbhom (as Hervé Pierre sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Romain Medioni Romain Medioni ... Artiste Philomène
Mathias Camberlein Mathias Camberlein ... Julien
Jean-Pierre Malignon Jean-Pierre Malignon ... Malivert
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ... Collègue Martin 1
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An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 August 2012 (France) See more »

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Superstar : An ambitious 'Xavier Giannoli' film about some unethical methods employed by a French reality television show to gain audiences.
29 October 2014 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

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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