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Wild Bunch - BACKSTAGE

Emmanuelle Bercot



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Status: Completed

Director(s): Emmanuelle Bercot

Main cast: Emmanuelle Seigner, Isild Le Besco, Noémie Lvovsky

Long synopsis : For 16-year-old Lucie, the one thing that gives life meaning is the enigmatic and inaccessible pop idol Lauren. She worships her. Pictures of Lauren cover the walls of her bedroom, fill the pages of her diary. Through her, Lucie escapes her stifling existence in the small, dreary French town where she lives unhappily with her celebrity-obsessed mother. Then chance intervenes, allowing the adoring young fan to enter the inner sanctum of her idol's entourage. An innocent, she is swiftly drawn into a perverse, painful, impossible relationship with the star of her dreams, whose happiness becomes her sole fixation. But to try and reunite Lauren with the man who has left her, and without whom she cannot continue, Lucie concocts a dangerous, self-destructive plan. Visceral, uncompromising and profoundly moving, featuring blistering performances from Emmanuelle Seigner and Isild Le Besco, Emmanuelle Bercot's BACKSTAGE is a devastating portrait of desperate obsession and unconditional love


  • Emmanuelle Seigner, Isild Le Besco, Noémie Lvovsky, Valéry Zeitoun, Samuel Benchetrit, Édith Le Merdy


  • Producer(s): Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta
  • Director(s): Emmanuelle Bercot
  • Screenplay: Emmanuelle Bercot, Jérôme Tonnerre
  • DP: Agnès Godard
  • Editing: Julien Leloup
  • Original Music: Laurent Marimbert
  • Set Design: Éric Barboza
  • Genre(s): Drama, Music

  • Production company: HAUT ET COURT DISTRIBUTION
  • Production date: 2005
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 115 min
  • Image Ratio: 1.85
  • Sound Info: Dolby SRD
  • Venice Film Festival 2005
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2005
  • BFI London Film Festival 2005
  • César Awards 2006 - Nominated
    Award(s) : Best Supporting Actress
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2005
  • Stockholm Film Festival 2006
  • San Francisco International Film Festival 2006
  • Tribeca Film Festival 2006
  • Copenhagen International Film Festival 2006
  • Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2006
  • Festival do Rio 2006
  • CINEMANIA French Film Festival 2006
  • French Film Festival UK 2007
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2007
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2007
  • Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2007