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Director:
Writers:
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)

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:
"Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite" - France (original title)
"God Is Great, I'm Not" - USA (festival title)
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95 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
François:My sweater suits you.
Michèle:You can have it back.
François:You're sweet to wear it.
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Movie Connections:
References Jaws (1975)See more »

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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A big waste of time., 14 January 2009
Author: true_reyda from France

I just watched this movie and i felt i had to warn potential watchers : This is by no means a good movie.

You may have been lured into seeing it because of Audrey Tautou of Amelie's fame.

To put it simple : the scenario is so simple it could have fitted on a post it note. It's about a whimsy girl who tries to get in touch with her spirituality.

So she goes from one boyfriend to the other, and each time embraces the religion of his. There are huge problem with the whole plot : we don't know how everything started. There is a tiny little clue about her father being absent, but aside from that, there is no indication of her psychology, her childhood, her past experience of the main character. Nothing. Plus, to be honest she is quite despicable. She is just a spoiled little girl with too much time. At some point she tries to embrace Judaism, and it's the only time the movie conveys any interesting idea. The rest is as shallow and meaningless as the character portrayed by Audrey Tautou. Her male counterpart, a somewhat nihilist but well educated man, portrayed by Edouard Baer really fits in his role, alas the way he tries to seduce again and again a girl which he has rejected twice is simply not believable. How he could be interested by a person which apparently has no brain and exists only through other people's beliefs is beyond our comprehension.

We can even sense some possible twists that could occur during certain scenes, but the director is in this case less smart than the viewers : she just misses completely what could have made an interesting movie. Nothing of what french cinema is famous for. Everything that happens here mirrors the ten first minutes. After those ten minutes, the plot will simply not progress in spite of the various shallow characters thrown our way.

So what can be said about a movie that brings nothing vaguely looking like character development, that conveys absolutely no message, that is not funny at all (ok, maybe i smiled twice), and portrays a girl with cuteness as her only selling point, to sum it all ? I'd say it's a waste of time, plain and simple. I encourage you to stay away from this movie, and rather stay on the good impression you had when viewing Amélie. Don't buy it, don't rent it : just don't.

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