The successful director Peter Von Kant (Denis Ménochet) lives with his assistant Karl, whom he likes to abuse and humiliate. Through the great actress Sidonie (Isabelle Adjani), he meets and falls in love with the handsome Amir (Khalil Ben Gharbia). Shortly afterwards, Amir moves in with him, hoping to be introduced to the film world. Not much later, Amir becomes a star and no longer needs Peter.
François Ozon’s satire on Fassbinder’s Die bitteren tränen der Petra von Kant is certainly funnier and more campy than the original.
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