Superstar (2012)

Director
Xavier Giannoli

Main cast
Kad Merad; Cécile De France; Louis-Do de Lencquesaing; Hervé Pierre

Genres
Comedy, Foreign

Description
An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.


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