(France/Germany, 2005, 116 minutes)

An awkward provincial teenager obsessed with a celebrated pop star becomes her unlikely confidante. Fascinatingly overwrought melodrama that elegantly manages to step back from all the traps and the implausibility of the central conceit to become a truly disturbing study on the nature of obsession, with two marvelous leads.

A Haut et Court release. A Haut et Court production, in co-production with CMW Film Company, ARTE France Cinéma and Studiocanal, with the participation of Canal Plus, Cinecinéma, the French Ministry of Culture, Centre National de la Cinématographie and Filmförderungsanstalt, in association with Sofica Soficinéma, with the support of Eurimages, Région Île-de-France, Programme MEDIA and Procirep. Starring Emmanuelle Seigner, Isild le Besco, Noémie Lvovsky, Valéry Zeitoun, Samuel Benchetrit, Edith le Merdy, Jean-Paul Walle wa Wana. Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot; produced by Caroline Benjo and Carole Scotta; written by Emmanuelle Bercot and Jérôme Tonnerre; music by Laurent Marimbert; lyrics by Marine Bercot; director of photography, Agnès Godard; production designer, Éric Barboza; costume designers, Gil Lesage and Jean-Marc Mireté; film editor, Julien Leloup.


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