• Backstage (2005)

Backstage

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2007

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Teenage Lucie (Isild Le Besco) is a great fan of rock diva Lauren Waks (Emmanuelle Seigner), so she is thrilled when her mother arranges for the woman to pay a visit to their home. Lauren warbles a love song and leaves, and Lucie runs away to be with the object of her obsession. The teen manages to worm her way into Lauren's entourage and forms an emotionally co-dependent bond with the megastar.

Cast: Emmanuelle Seigner, Isild Le Besco, Noémie Lvovsky, Valéry Zeitoun, Samuel Benchetrit, Édith Le Merdy, Jean-Paul Walle Wa Wana, Mar Sodupe

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Haut et Court, Arte France Cinema

Keywords: Escape, 2000s, France, Mother, Growing up, Small town, House, Fascinating

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    The line separating "fan" from "fanatic" has never seemed as thin or as permeable as it does in this harrowing, and at times surprisingly humorous, case study from actress-turned-director Emmanuelle Bercot. show more

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Director Emmanuelle Bercot's film offers a fascinating account of how a vulnerable star might mistake fan worship for something real. show more

  • 88
    Aaron HillisPremiere

    Under the clichéd spell of rock-and-roll promiscuity and pills popped, Seigner shows astonishing range as the detached superstar who still fixates on her ex-boyfriend and has mood swings like a manic-depressive on fast-forward. show more

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