In the Shadow of Stardom

A tender tale of love and loss in World War II France

Sophie Vasseur (Romane Bohringer) has eyes made for adoration. They are large, dark, serious, so very intense; they might belong to a puppy just saved from the city pound. Sophie's eyes have found their love object in Irene Brice (Elena Safonova), a concert singer in occupied Paris during World War II. Talented and high-spirited, apparently gliding through life, Irene can juggle the affections of a businessman husband (Richard Bohringer) and a lover (Samuel Labarthe) who is in the Resistance. Sophie, a promising pianist, is pleased to be Irene's accompanist and maid; she serves tea, irons, watches, tries to keep secrets. Servant...

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