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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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Plot:
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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Audrey Tatou Makes This Movie Swell (If Not Great) See more (16 total) »

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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Runtime:
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:
François:You doing okay?
Michèle:Yeah, I'm a Buddhist now.
François:Then you're doing fine. What's that involve?
Michèle:Lots of meditation... You've gotta work toward enlightment, nothingness.
François:That's tough.
Michèle:Yes, all of this positive energy is exhausting.
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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Audrey Tatou Makes This Movie Swell (If Not Great), 21 May 2004

Audrey Tatou, for certain France's most charismatically engaging young actress today, made "God is Great, I'm Not" before "Amelie" projected her to international acclaim. This release, coming quietly after the famous film, has had little if any U.S. theater exposure but it's a DVD that cries out for word-of-mouth boosterism.

Tatou plays Michele, a self-proclaimed "top model" (well she clearly does have a successful career going). More to the point she a 100% certifiable flake who flits from religion to religion seeking wisdom and, perhaps, a sense of belonging.

After a party she meets veterinarian Francois (Edouard Baer). A very short acquaintanceship leads to a one-night stand ending in a dashed ambulance run to the hospital because Michele has OD'd. Attempted suicide? A mistake? It's a mystery but Michele's closest friend, Valerie the Novice Therapist (Julie Depardieu), convinces Francois he has some continuing responsibility for Michele. Just because of one night of hot sex? Well, it is France and the idea has a certain charm. Anyway, without it the film would end at this point. Francois has a quiet accommodating quality: he's the kind that a Michele will always enrapture.

Michele falls in love with Francois, a fellow comfortable as a "secular Jew." In his case that means he doesn't even want his apartment house neighbors to know his heritage. Absurd, declaims Michele, who proceeds to noisily attempt to affix a "mezuzah" to his front door (a Jewish talismanic article that observant members of that religion invariably have at each door in their homes sans the bathroom).

Anyway, the real fun is that Michele, bored with her past religious explorations, decides to study Judaism both with a rabbi and also in a class for possible converts - but only with Francois safely sitting beside her and actively participating. He IS besotted!

There's a lot of good humor as Francois allows himself to be drawn into Judaism - but only so far. Meanwhile Michele gets more serious about not only studying the religion but observing its very restrictive dietary precepts and other controlling laws.

So much for the basic plot-anything more would spoil the fun. But director Pascale Bailly has insured that no viewer need be Jewish to enjoy madcap Tatou's foray into that ancient religion.

Tatou has the most marvelous ability to instantly telegraph her feelings through economical but mesmerizing facial expressions. Born a century earlier, she would have been a silent film star to rival the Gish sisters, Pola Negri and many others.

She's the treat who makes this offbeat comedy (with a dollop of serious relationship issues) worth watching.

So rent it!

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