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SUPERSTAR

by Xavier Giannoli

synopsis

Celebrity – the hell everyone's dying for. Martin Kazinski is a humble worker. Just another face in the crowd. One morning, as normal, he takes the metro. But it's not a normal day. People are looking at him. A stranger asks for his autograph; another takes his picture. A third just wants to shake his hand. It must be a mistake, a hoax, some sort of joke. Soon, his name is all over the TV, the radio, the internet. Martin Kazinski - with no particular talent, no connections and no idea why - has suddenly become a celebrity. It's incomprehensible. But it's a fact. When he tries to find out why, his fame just grows. The more he questions it, disowns it, denies it - the more famous he becomes. Martin is trapped in a never-ending, ever-expanding media maelstrom. And the worst is yet to come.

international title: Superstar
original title: Superstar
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Xavier Giannoli
film run: 112'
release date: BE 29/08/2012, FR 29/08/2012
screenplay: Xavier Giannoli, Marcia Romano
cast: Kad Merad, Cécile de France, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Cédric Ben Abdallah
cinematography by: Christophe Beaucarne
film editing: Célia Lafite-Dupont
art director: François-Renaud Labarthe
costumes designer: Nathalie Benros
music: Mathieu Blanc-Francard
producer: Edouard Weil
production: Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch Production, Studio 37, France 3 Cinéma, Scope Pictures
distributor: Cinéart, Wild Bunch Distribution