West Coast Premiere • Thriller, Comedy • France, 2014

DCP • 2.35 • Dolby 5.1 • Color • 105 min

Directed by: Jeanne Herry
Written by: Gaëlle Macé, Jeanne Herry
Cinematography: Axel Cosnefroy
Film Editing: Francis Vesin
Original Score: Pascal Sangla
Produced by: Alain Attal, Hugo Sélignac
Cast: Sandrine Kiberlain (Muriel), Laurent Lafitte (Vincent), Pascal Demolon (Antoine), Olivia Côte (Coline) 
International Sales: StudioCanal
US Distributor: Distrib Films •

On the heels of her César-winning performance in 9-Month Stretch(COLCOA 2014), Sandrine Kiberlain shines again as Muriel, an oddly endearing beautician whose love for gossip and spinning yarns is eclipsed only by her fangirl infatuation with pop singer Vincent Lacroix. What had started with collecting records and attending every concert crosses over to the dark side when the object of her obsession shows up at her doorstep asking for help. A demented yet authentic codependency develops as Lacroix, the hopeless narcissist, played by ascendant star Laurent Lafitte, exploits his hopeful admirer, pulling Muriel deeper into a misadventure that could result in some serious jail time. Along the way, this comedic noire becomes a surprisingly trenchant fable about self-love meeting selfless adoration.

With nominations for Best First Film and Best Actress in the 40th César Awards, Jean Herry has established herself as a writer/director to watch. Daughter of singing legend Julien Clerc and acting icon Miou-Miou, Herry grew up backstage and on film sets, and drew from such rich source material for the subject of her first feature, which she wrote with collaborator Gaelle Macè. The film brought Kiberlain and Lafitte, two of the most sought after young French acting talents, together for the first time. Herry began working in film as an actress, appearing as a child in Louis Malle’s May Fools (1990). In addition to her work in theater, television, and film, she is the author of the novel 80 étés (80 Summers), published by Gallimard.


“Filled with strong performances and numerous twists that keep the tension high.”

“An undeniable force, thanks to wonderful dialogue and carefully crafted supporting characters.”
– James Travers FRENCH FILM SITE



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