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Teenager Simone appears to be like any other young pop fan. But soon her fixation on the band’s lead singer “R” takes over her life. Simone walks out of school, breaks off with her friends and parents and somehow finds herself waiting for her idol as he appears on a TV show.
When she sees him in the flesh she is speechless, unable even to ask for his autograph. He reaches out to touch her. Overcome with emotion, Simone faints; with that first touch, R’s fate is sealed. Simone discovers the carefully styled world of which “R” is just another product. Simone wants nothing more than to love and be loved by “R”, but he takes her with machine-like coldness.
She experiences their intimacy as a kind of slow motion nightmare, an encounter with a robotic creature, totally incapable of affection or emotion. Simone cannot accept the detachment of her idol, and when “R” walks out on her to join his friends, she plots her revenge. Simone plans the ultimate sacrifice of her god on the altar of her madness, a ceremony as exalted and romantic as it is horribly wonderful.
The police search for “R”. But only Simone knows where he is, and she will give birth to him anew….
- Interview with writer/director Eckhart Schmidt
- English language version/German language version with new subtitles
- First ever US release
- Blu Ray/DVD combo
- All regions – All zones