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Mon Idole

Actor Guillaume Canet, best known to American audiences for his work in The Beach, makes his directorial debut with the dark comedy, Mon idole. Canet also stars in the film as Bastien, an ambitious young man working as an assistant to Philippe Letzger (Philippe Lefebvre, who co-wrote the script with Canet and Eric Naggar) the overbearing host of a raucous, exploitative Jerry Springer-like game/talk show called It's Tissue Time! in which the goal is to make the contestants cry. Bastien warms up the audience and runs errands for Letzger, in addition to coming up with helpful ideas for the network, which Letzger takes credit for. Bastien puts up with Letzger's abuse because he wants to work with his idol, the show's impossibly suave producer, Jean-Louis Broustal (François Berléand). To Bastien's surprise, Broustal stops ignoring him one day, and starts taking an interest in the young man's ideas. Bastien lives with his girlfriend, Fabienne (Clotilde Courau), who's tired of hearing about how wonderful Broustal is. And Bastien is torn when he realizes that the pretty blond he's been admiring around the office is Broustal's young wife, Clara (Diane Kruger). Things take a strange turn for Bastien when Broustal invites him out for a night on the town that quickly turns into a weekend at the couple's remote country estate. Clara quickly gets Bastien alone and beds him, and Broustal doesn't seem to mind. Broustal makes a lot of promises about Bastien's future in television, but what does the couple want from him? As the weekend progresses, their motives seem increasingly bizarre and even sinister. Mon idole was nominated for César Awards for Best First Film and for Berléand's performance. It was shown at Lincoln Center in New York as part of their 2003 Rendez-vous with French Cinema.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2008
UPC: 0873820000815
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Synkronized Usa
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:50:00

Special Features


Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
François Berléand Jean-Louis Broustal
Guillaume Canet Bastien
Diane Kruger Clara
Philippe Lefebvre Philippe Letzger
Clotilde Courau Actor
Daniel Prévost Actor
Jacqueline Jehanneuf Actor
Pierre Jolivet Actor
Gilles Lellouche Actor
Jean-Paul Rouve Actor
Andrée Damant Actor

Technical Credits
Guillaume Canet Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Alain Attal Producer
Stratos Gabrielidis Editor
Pierre Gamet Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Goudier Sound/Sound Designer
Fabienne Katany Costumes/Costume Designer
Gerard Lamps Sound/Sound Designer
Philippe Landoulsi Asst. Director
Philippe Lefebvre Original Story,Screenwriter
Frederique Moidon Casting
Eric Naggar Screenwriter
Christophe Offenstein Cinematographer
Alex Sinclair Score Composer
SPARX Animator
Alain Veissier Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Whatever You Say
1. Chapter 1 [9:55]
2. Chapter 2 [8:27]
3. Chapter 3 [8:57]
4. Chapter 4 [8:12]
5. Chapter 5 [10:44]
6. Chapter 6 [9:44]
7. Chapter 7 [9:06]
8. Chapter 8 [11:11]
9. Chapter 9 [8:11]
10. Chapter 10 [7:59]
11. Chapter 11 [6:02]
12. Chapter 12 [9:19]

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