Lucie is an overly zealous teenage fan
of famous pop diva Lauren Waks. Her life revolves solely
around her adoration for Lauren. In order to cope with her
bleak small-town life with her mother and younger brother,
Lucie obsesses over the singer, covering her bedroom walls
with images and posters of her mysterious, inaccessible
idol. One day, a chance situation allows Lucie to meet Lauren
and gain access to the star`s completely unstable life.
Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic
intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency
on both sides of cultual celebrity. On the one hand Lucie
who uses her idol to find self-valorisation, on the other
hand Lauren clutches on to her follower with monstrous avidity.
Both Lucie and Lauren are rendered with complexity and realism,
as the actresses base their remarkable performances on physical
interpretation : body language and gestures are turned into
a choregraphy. Using original music recorded by Emmanuelle
Seigner herself, director Emmanuelle Bercot explores her
fascination with the phenomenon of fans, their irrational
behavior and desperate passion.