On 31, Jan 2013 | In | By fffdemo
de Xavier Giannoli
“I woke up one morning and found myself famous,” wrote Lord Byron, one of the first celebrities in the modern sense of the word. A similar notion of celebrity is presented in Xavier Giannoli’s latest film, Superstar, which tells the story of an ordinary man who is suddenly thrown into the limelight for no apparent reason.
Middle-aged bachelor Martin Kazinski (Kad Merad of Welcome to the Sticks fame), is suddenly mobbed in the Paris metro one morning by people wanting his autograph. A crowd starts photographing and following him for absolutely no reason. Why is this? What has he done? Why is he famous? No one seems to know the answers and the media quickly try to profit from such an inexplicable phenomenon.
Fleur Arnaud (The Spanish Apartment’s excellent Cécile de France), an ambitious television producer, instantly sees the potential of a reality series starring Kazinski but first wants him to appear on the regular evening talk-show for which she works. Things do not quite go as planned when the rather sleazy television presenter refers to him as “a common man,” spurring on another phenomenon from “common people” everywhere who can relate to Kazinski.
Delightfully unusual, gripping and satirical, Superstar is a film which takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the world of stardom.Watch Trailer