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Title:IDOLE INSTANTANÉE
Title year:2004
Also known as:SHOOTING STAR (EST)
ÉTOLIES FILANTES (working title)
Original dialogue(s):French
Version(s):EST
Running time:95 min sec
Copyright:2005 Cinémaginaire Inc. - Production Instantanée Inc.
Description:"IDOLE INSTANTANÉE" is a story of four young women who become finalists in a program that will transform one of them into an "instant star". The famous comedian Quebec, Claudine Mercier in a heterogeneous role performs as the four main characters. Alternating between scenes of comedy and sentimentality, the film shows us the qualities and follies of these characters. The film, which sometimes takes on a pseudo-documentary style, is also a parody of the cultural phenomenon of reality TV shows with all its commercial extravagance of the artificial construction of the cult of celebrity, as well as the fanatical admirers, produced by modern media. Not only Is the film a satire of contemporary media trends, it also ridicules the intellectual snobbery which attempts to contextualize the social sphereof cultural and moralityin the image conscious modern culture.

Credited as:
Director(s):Yves Desgagnés
Screen writer(s):Martin Forget
Émile Gaudreault
Benoît Pelletier
Daniel Thibault
Credited as: Source material:
Writing source:Émile Gaudreault
Yves Dionoriginal idea

Credited as: Character name:
Actor(s):Claudine Mercier
Maxime Denommée
Louise Turcot
Pierre Curzi
Martine Francke
Muriel Dutil
Ghislain Tremblay
Jean Leclerc
Diane Lavallée
Serge Postigo
Luc Senay
Catherine Trudeau
Guillaume Gauthier
Marc-olivier Lafrance
Julien Marchand-desranleau
Béatrice Picard
Lenie Scoffié
Benoît Girard
Huguette Oligny
Jacques Galipeau
Marcel Sabourin
Claude Legault
Martin Petit
Manon Feubel
Joe Bocan
Dan Bigras
Johanne Fontaine
Denys Arcand
Normand Lévesque
Elisabeth Bourget
René Gingras
Patrice Coquerau
Pascale Nadeau
Francine Grimaldi
Herby Moreau
Paul Toutant
Alexandra Diaz
Sylvie Léonard
Guy A. Lepage
Pierrette Robitaille
Julie Vincent
Sylvie LéonardMarie-France
Guy A. LepageMichel
Manon Feubelchanteuse d'opéra
Joe BocanAnaïs
Dan BigrasMike
Johanne FontaineBélinda
Denys ArcandGerry Plante (gérant bar)
Normand Lévesquepropriétaire de Cat
Elisabeth BourgetSylvie
René Gingrashomme intense
Patrice CoquerauRaymond
Francine Grimaldijournaliste
Herby Moreaujournaliste
Alexandra Diazjournaliste
Paul Toutantjournaliste
Philippe Lambertjournaliste
Pierrette Robitaillevoyante
Julie VincentClémence
Marie-Ève PelchatManon 7 ans
Benoît Girardpréposé Métro
Maxim Gaudettephotographe (Sébastien)
Roger Joubertpatron de Daphnée
Jean Ricardgérant pharmacie
Richard Lalancetteclient pharmacie
Suzanne Marierclient pharmacie
Mélanie St-Laurentclient pharmacie
Clare Jacquesclient pharmacie
Richard Thériaultclient pharmacie
John Toporgardien de sécurité
Marguerite KinhTchi
Marie-Yong Godbout-TurgeonYsao
Julie DesgagnésMahée 10 ans
Roxanne DesgagnésGabrielle 12 ans
Anka Rouleaujeune mère
Marguerite St-Martinbébé
Gaston CaronMaire de Saint-Agnostique
Sylvie Katherine Bouchardpetite madame
Steve Berthelottebadaud
Marcelo Arroyobadaud
Alain Lévesquecaméraman
Jean-Sébastien Lavoiecaméraman
Paul Larochephotographe magazine
Marie-Thérèse Renaudgrand-mère de François
Denis Gosselingarde de sécurité
Ghyslain Rémillardgarde de sécurité
Jacques Boyerchauffeur limousine
Trudi Hanleycoiffeuse Cat
Lyette Carreau-Pitremadame Sirois
Patrick Benoîttechnicien talk show
Jean-Raymond Chaleshomme bousculé (métro)
Henri Staelhigarçon d'étage
Marc-André Globenskyhomme métro
Daniel Roussehomme métro
Armand Larochecamelot
Céline Brassardfan Daphnée
Sébastien Blanchardinfirmier
Benoît Robininfirmier
Eric Lehnerpompier
Éric Bélangerpompier
Luce Peyskenspiétonne
Stéphane St-Martinmusicien studio
Michel Dufourmusicien studio
Martin Soucymusicien studio
Samuel Blaismusicien studio
Hélèn Ducasseéclairagiste
Normand BrathwaiteRock the Boat - Radio Globale
Roxanne St-GelaisValérie - Radio Globale
Normand Séguinannonceur gala
Nathalie Breueridentification réseau
Yves Desgagnésannonceur publicités
Yves Soutièregros shaft
Claude Lemelinrégisseur du show Idole Instantanée
Geneviève Dorion-Coupalchorégraphe
Manon St-Laurentdanseurs Gala
Mabel Palominodanseurs Gala
Diana Diazdanseurs Gala
Marven Monestinedanseurs Gala
Maxime Mensahdanseurs Gala
Steve Boltondanseurs Gala
Gardy Furydanseurs Gala

Credited as:
Producer(s):Denise Robert
Daniel Louis
Associate producers(s):Émile Gaudreault

Credited as:
Editor(s):Yvann Thibaudeau
Musician(s):Catherine Gadouas
Photography:Éric Cayla

Support:35mm Col Kodak
Aspect ratio:1.85:1

Release:unknown/inconnuJune 15, 2005

Location(s):Montréal
Fortierville (QC)
Laboratory:Technicolor Creative Services Canada Inc.
Citélab/Vision Globale

Distributor(s):
Distribution area:QuebecQc Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm Inc.
QuebecQc Les Films Équinoxe Inc./Equinox Films

CFFD Reference No.: 3916