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Director:
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Alain Tasma (screenplay) and
Pascale Bailly (adaptation)
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Release Date:
26 September 2001 (France) See more »
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Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Audrey Tautou ... Michèle

Edouard Baer ... François

Julie Depardieu ... Valérie

Catherine Jacob ... Evelyne
Philippe Laudenbach ... Jean
Cathy Verney ... Florence
Anna Koch ... Régine
Max Tzwangue ... Simon

Mathieu Demy ... Bertrand
Atmen Kelif ... Ali
Nelly Camara ... Laetitia
Jean Reichman ... Joseph
Bruno Slagmulder ... Fred
Lucien Melki ... Laurent
Nathalie Levy-Lang ... Jessica

Thierry Neuvic ... Le premier patient
Edwin Gerard ... Le rabbin
Philippe Guyral ... Le flic
Laurent Natrella ... Serge

Saskia Mulder ... Cécile
Nathalie Zemirou ... Copine cours vie juive
Carole Zarka ... Copine cours vie juive
Valérie Dashwood ... Mannequin terrasse
Bruce ... Le chien
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulette Frantz ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pascale Bailly 
 
Writing credits
Alain Tasma  screenplay and
Pascale Bailly  adaptation &
Pascale Bailly  dialogue

Marcia Romano  uncredited

Produced by
Georges Benayoun .... producer
Christine Gozlan .... executive producer
Françoise Guglielmi .... executive producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stéphane Malca 
Fabrice Naud 
 
Cinematography by
Antoine Roch 
 
Film Editing by
Lise Beaulieu 
Jean-Pierre Viguie 
 
Casting by
Stéphane Foenkinos 
Brigitte Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Denis Mercier 
 
Costume Design by
Khadija Zeggaï  (as Khadija Zeggai)
 
Makeup Department
Odile Fourquin .... key makeup artist
Christian Gruau .... hair stylist: Audrey Tautou
Sylvie Mathevet .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Patrice Arrat .... production manager
Julien Bouley .... unit manager
Capucine Chappuis .... assistant unit manager
Nicolas Daguet .... production manager
Helene Glabeke .... post-production supervisor
Cristobal Matheron .... assistant unit manager
Alain Monne .... production manager
Francis Poignard .... assistant unit manager
Murielle Thierrin .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christine Campion .... assistant director
Zazie Carcedo .... first assistant director
Franck Gauthier .... second assistant director
Virginie Guillot .... second assistant director
Philippe Letode .... second assistant director
Laurent Perreau .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dominique Antraygues .... key painter
Pierre Cotte .... construction coordinator
David D'Aquaro .... property master
Irène Galitzine .... key painter
Sébastien Grangereau .... assistant art director
Jean-Pierre Ledept .... painter
Herald Najar .... assistant decorator
Jacques Pélissier .... art department assistant
Valérie Rozanes .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Jean-Luc Audy .... sound
Sylviane Bouget .... sound effects editor
Olivier Busson .... boom operator
Caroline Chatriot .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Houël .... post-synchronization
François Lepeuple .... foley artist
Olivier Marlangeon .... assistant foley artist
Pascal Mazière .... foley artist
Fabrice Naud .... sound editor
Gérard Rousseau .... sound mixer
Hervé Roux .... sound consultant: DTS
Nathalie Vidal .... sound recordist
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Pascal Vuillemin .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessio Anzalone .... gaffer
Pascale Bailly .... still photographer
Stéphane Bourgoin .... electrician
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Nathalie Eno .... still photographer
Gérard Figuerola .... Steadicam operator
Olivier Goelen .... grip
Leopold Gomez .... gaffer (as Leo Gomez)
Céline Guenancia .... second assistant camera
René Haan .... additional electrician
Frédérique Le Hir .... electrician
Valentin Monge .... Steadicam operator
Pierre Souchar .... assistant camera
Jean-Baptiste Thibaud .... Steadicam operator
Emmanuel Van Wambeke .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nathalie Clavier .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mylene Azria .... post-production
Eric Dardill .... conforming editor
Béatrice Maleville .... assistant editor
Lise Roure .... conforming editor
 
Music Department
Christine Catherin .... assistant music supervisor
Eric Michon .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Franck Belaiche .... production assistant (as Franck Prince)
Thierry Chapat .... administrator
Sandra Cohen .... financial director
Irene de Balasy .... production secretary
Julie Flament .... production secretary
Josiane Morand .... script supervisor
Audrey Tautou .... handwriting
Jerôme Vimard .... group man
 
Thanks
Emma de Caunes .... thanks
Claude Lanzmann .... thanks
Mathilde Seigner .... an enormous thank you
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"God Is Great and I'm Not" - USA (DVD title)
"God Is Great, I'm Not" - USA (festival title)
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100 min
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Argentina:13 | France:U | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Michèle:Read it... Read it... This is really good. This one, too. All books on the Holocaust.
François:The Shoah.
Michèle:When did the Holocaust go out? I've always heard Holocaust.
François:They say Shoah.
Michèle:Everyone says Holocaust.
François:Michèle, Holocaust means an accepted religious sacrifice. It was a Shoah, a genocide, not an offering to God.
Michèle:That TV series was called Holocaust. TV is serious stuff.
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References "Holocaust" (1978)See more »

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Shallow? That's the point!, 11 October 2012
Author: (orinocowomble) from Spain

Reading the message boards and some of the reviews for this film, I was amused (and I confess, a bit surprised) at how few viewers seemed to grasp the point. This is the sort of film that you have to think about while watching; it requires something on the part of the viewer. It's not meant to be passive entertainment. Yes, Tatou's character is annoying. Yes, Baer's character is irritating. But that's the whole idea. Tatou's "Michele" is a shallow, superficial fashion model in search of a "great cause" to identify with. (Of course, we know that no top model was ever like that, don't we!) Her constant reading of self-help books and what I like to call "bathtub philosophy" (like bathtub gin, it is home made and of dubious quality) leads her on a "spiritual quest" in the modern sense of the buzzword that spirituality has become--the search for a feel-good factor that will make her feel better about herself, her decisions and her life. Baer's "François" considers himself to be above all need for religion, heritage, even his own history. He's too intellectual (in his own eyes) to need any of those "crutches". And yet he is drawn into a relationship with the dysfunctional, needy Michele because neither one is happy with themselves and both hope to find someone to fill the gaping hole in their lives.

I have known many people of this type personally...they wander from one idea, one philosophy, one country, career or "lifestyle" to another without ever really committing to anything. That's why it says "To be continued" at the end of the film: these people will search forever, without ever seeing what's right in front of their noses. Their personal movie will go on...and on...and on. When the lights come up at the end of the show of their lives, Death will take them totally by surprise.

At first, I found the choppy editing annoying and confusing; it looks like a poorly made end-of-term project for film school. But that also helps make a point. Real life doesn't follow a nice, smooth script, and you can't edit the final rushes to suit yourself. It is what it is, with all its mistakes, out-takes, missed cues and forgotten lines. This is one of those minor films that can grow on you with time, if you learn to see beyond the surface into the ideas behind the emotions. It's only "shallow" if you fixate on the reflections...the water underneath is deep, and full of surprises. No, it's not Oscar material. It will never have mass appeal. But of its kind, it's considerably better than many viewers seem to realise.

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