6.3/10
1,481
12 user 26 critic

La petite Lili (2003)

A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (play) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Secret (2007)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 15-year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret.

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Cécile De France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier
Alias Betty (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Nicole Garcia, Mathilde Seigner
Une aventure (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Cecile and Julien begin their new life together. Julien works long hours in a video library, a world full of pictures. Coming home late one night, he encounters a young, beautiful, ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Giannoli
Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Bruno Todeschini
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Clément van den Bergh, Emmanuelle Bercot, Yves Verhoeven
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

PETITES COUPURES tells the story of Bruno (Daniel Auteuil), a communist newspaper journalist suffering a mid-life crisis. Torn between his wife Gaëlle ('Emmanuel Devos') and his young ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Bonitzer
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Pascale Bussières
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her single, with a small child, ... See full summary »

Directors: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller
Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Christine Citti
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Nuytten
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bezace, Simon de La Brosse
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An erotic collection of short stories, an anthology comprised of tantalizing tales about sexual desire and its diverse manifestations.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Lise Danvers, Fabrice Luchini, Charlotte Alexandra
Swimming Pool (2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier
Police (1985)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A moody, jaded police detective, while investigating a drug ring, falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a vacation camp somewhere in the French country, 1960. Marc et Philippe are two of the counsellors. Marc is very virile, while Philippe is more reserved. A night, Marc surprises Philippe... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Patrick Bouchitey, Christine Pascal
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mado Marceaux
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Brice
...
Simon Marceaux
...
Emilier Novacki, dite Lili
Robinson Stévenin ...
Julien Marceaux
...
Jeanne-Marie
...
Serge
Anne Le Ny ...
Léone
Marc Betton ...
Guy
...
L'acteur qui joue Simon
Maylie Del Piero
Mathieu Grondin ...
Julien-Acteur
Louise Boisvert ...
L'actrice qui joue Léone
Mustapha Chadli
Fani Kolarova
Edit

Storyline

A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the opportunity to work her way into the cinematic world, and for which she swaps her young friend for his mother's lover. This settled filmmaker takes Lili on a trip to Paris. A few years later the young man has become a filmmaker himself. His first film is inspired by the mentioned holiday. Lili, by now an actress, learns about it and works herself in a refined way into its cast. Ending up as the star of this production. No more than that, for the young filmmaker remains faithful to his wife and young daughter. Written by Farhan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

27 August 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Lili  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,017,826 (France) (29 August 2003)

Gross:

$34,398 (USA) (24 June 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Les dessous de Lili (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
blatant nudity in a movie of words
30 March 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

'La petite Lili' (= French for 'the small Lili') is constructed after a theater-play by the great Russian Anton Chekov. This film moves on slowly, yes, focusing much more on dialogs than on visuals. Allowing its public plenty of time to keep track.

Its setting connects only to well: a film-crowd at leisure, on holidays in the French countryside. In this respect there must be praise for the visuals of a film-part that never gets any praise: the introduction, cleverly putting you in the right holiday-mood.

Right thereafter comes the shock: female lead Ludivine Sagnier is shown blatantly naked. This makes a very strong visual, but not one that fits well in this film's overall setting. However, as 'La petite Lili' has just started, maybe its viewers are not yet aware of its overall setting. Whatever director Claude Miller had in mind, in hindsight one must conclude that his naked Ludivine is too much.

Having survived this out-of-tune whirlwind-start, you can sit down to watch comfortably. 'La petite Lili' provides a well-balanced story, acted out by some very good actors. Just enjoy.


0 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?