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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 ... 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 ... 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

Gross USA:

$12,312
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Dolby Digital

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As dead as a stuffed deer
28 October 2006 | by rpowell-4See all my reviews

Some friends took me to see this film in Helsinki. I really had no idea what to expect. The evening started, as evenings at the cinema do, with a series of trailers. There came what seemed to be a trailer for a French film featuring an ageing chanteuse (shades of a Gallic Madonna perhaps) performing in front of a young, hysterical audience. I thought that there was a film I would not go and see…

… and then it turned out it wasn't a trailer, but the start of the evening's main entertainment. The first five minutes set a scene, and a plot line appeared to be established. Not a particularly enthralling plot, perhaps, but something which might carry us along.

How wrong we were. The plot got stuck in a Paris hotel suite, and the characterisation wasn't even skin deep. The chanteuse – Lauren, or Sylvia – was a diva with problems. But not interesting problems, or dramatic problems; just time-consuming ones. She had some sort of artistic block. She sent a star-struck fan who had implausibly joined her entourage, Lucie, not to buy drugs, but to buy tampons. She was mobbed by fans, a strange and unconvincing mixture, who mostly looked like thirty-something resting actors told to wear something red and plastic. She had family problems of some sort. It was immensely boring. For all I know it perked up in its last forty minutes. But by then we were already in a nearby restaurant wondering why this film should have been made, let alone marketed, or rated by the critics.

There was one good line, when the diva's agent or boyfriend or whatever said that "she likes to appear wild, but underneath she's as dead as her stuffed deer" - a major feature of the hotel suite, which did indeed give a livelier performance than most of the cast. Let that be the epitaph for this exceptionally disappointing movie.


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