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A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Claude Miller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julien Boivent  writer
Anton Chekhov  play "Chayka"
Claude Miller  writer

Produced by
Christine Gozlan .... associate producer
Sylvestre Guarino .... executive producer
Daniel Louis .... co-producer: Canada
Annie Miller .... producer
Denise Robert .... co-producer: Canada
Cinematography by
Gérard de Battista 
Film Editing by
Véronique Lange 
Production Design by
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko 
Costume Design by
Christel Birot 
Jacqueline Bouchard 
Makeup Department
Véronique Boitout .... key hair stylist
Lucía Bretones-Méndez .... key makeup artist
Marie Luiset .... makeup artist
John Nollet .... hair stylist: Nicole Garcia
Production Management
Jean-François Abbate .... unit manager
Samuel Amar .... production manager
George Jardon .... post-production supervisor: Canada (as Georges Jardon)
Frédéric Morin .... assistant production manager
Sophie Moulin .... unit manager trainee
Antoine Moussault .... unit manager
Yann Tesson .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Denis Bergonhe .... first assistant director
Ketal Guenin .... first assistant director
Emmanuel Murat .... trainee assistant director
Charles Senard .... second assistant director
Art Department
Agnès Aubert .... assistant art director
Francesco Avella .... carpenter
Céline Barray .... set dresser
Nicolas Barray .... painter
Brigitte Baudet .... sculptor
Christian Borger .... carpenter
Denis Chaboissier .... painter
Yves Chaudesaigues .... carpenter
Jérôme Chrétien .... carpenter
Jérome Clavier .... head painter
Alexandra De Chimay .... assistant art director
François Decaux .... first assistant decorator
Nicolas Decaux .... carpenter
Paul Decaux .... head carpenter
Laurent Jarriau .... props
Loïc Jolly .... painter
Yves Maufrey .... carpenter
Marlène Million .... painter
Bernadette Saint Loubert .... set dresser
Charles Schwacsina .... second assistant decorator
Didier Tardivel .... painter
Sound Department
Gregory Bolduc .... assistant sound mixer: Canada (as Grégory Bolduc)
Jo Caron .... adr foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Martin Cazes .... sound coordinator: Canada
Jérôme Décarie .... foley artist: Canada
Nicolas Gagnon .... assistant foley artist: Canada
Bernard Gariépy Strobl .... sound re-recording mixer
Claude La Haye .... sound recordist
Benoit Leduc .... adr recording engineer: Canada
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronization
Antoine Morin .... sound editor: Canada
Guy Pelletier .... dialogue editor: Canada
Francis Péloquin .... boom operator
Hans Peter Strobl .... sound re-recording mixer
Benoit Touchette .... sound coordinator
Raymond Vermette .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Laurent Desbrueres .... digital color grader
Justine Gasquet .... matte painter
François Vagnon .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Antoniades .... electrician
Luis Armando Arteaga .... first assistant camera
Lionel Bailly .... electrician
Frédérique Barraja .... still photographer
Simon Blanchard .... second assistant camera
Stéphane Degnieau .... first assistant camera
Xavier Embry .... best boy grip
Xavier Embry .... grip
Bruno Glasberg .... electrician
Dominique Legueux .... key grip
Nathan Miller .... camera operator
Pascal Pajaud .... gaffer
Jean-Baptiste Perrin .... electrician
Bruno Roza .... grip
Grégoire Tomat .... camera trainee
Casting Department
Célina Blanc .... casting: children
Carine Jean-Marie .... casting: children
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Bastien .... costumer
Editorial Department
Aline Conan .... color timer
Mathieu Denis .... assistant editor: Canada (as Mathieu L. Denis)
Pascale Dubé .... post-production coordinator: Canada
Melanie Gauthier .... post-production coordinator: Canada
Sylvie Lambert .... post-production administrator
Natacha Louis .... color timer
Bruno Patin .... color timer
Other crew
Valerie Arbib .... production secretary (as Valérie Arbib)
Emilie Barbault .... assistant script supervisor
Laure Darie .... production secretary
Françoise Della Libera .... administrator
Michel Flaesch .... animal trainer
François Guerrar .... press attache
Sylvie Koechlin .... script supervisor
Guillaume Lips .... digital grader
James Mammeri .... assistant administrator
Pierre Reyssat .... production assistant
Stéphane Talagrand .... location scout
Hélène Vietti .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"La petite Lili" - France (original title)
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France:104 min | Japan:89 min | Argentina:102 min | USA:104 min
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13 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
No Tern Unstoned, 20 November 2003
Author: writers_reign from London, England

I'm still trying to figure out what it is about the French and Classic texts. They love 'fixing' them when they ain't broke as much as they seem to love the originals. In the last five years I've seen on the Paris stage productions of 'Un Tramway nomme Desir' in which the 'flowers for the dead' reference was moved from the beginning to the end; where Blanche and Mitch not only went on a date but were SHOWN in a jazz club complete with a full-length blues performed by a Black singer (not in any production I've ever seen) and, to cap it all, the nurse who accompanies the doctor in the final scene was played by an obvious transvestite wearing drag ('she' was listed as a man in the program) who arm-wrestles Blanche to the floor. This was followed a couple of years later by 'The Glass Menagerie' which begins with a Prologue in which Tom and The Gentleman Caller perform a soft-shoe to Jack Teagarden's recording of 'I'm Confessing'. In the original play the Gentleman Caller appears only at the end but what does Tennessee Williams know. Chekhov gets the same treatment. La Petite Lili is a take on 'The Seagull' and last year I fought to get tickets for an acclaimed production starring a great French actress, Irene Jacob, as Nina. I was slightly bemused BEFORE the play started when the management appeared to play EVERY recording of 'Over The Rainbow' in existence. Then the play began - with Masha performing a raunchy version of 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction' punctuated by swigs from a can of lager (neither the song nor canned beer was available in 19904). Call me square and old fashioned but I prefer the opening line that Chekhov wrote for Masha 'I'm in mourning for my life'. As if that weren't enough from time to time the proceedings ground to a halt as the ensemble broke into 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'. But why am I telling you all this? Because now Claude Miller has put his two cents worth in, updating the story to take account of film and video technology and changing the character's names although leaving their actual roles the same. There's some nice moody photography but when the oldest character on the Lot, the superb Jean Paul Marielle, runs, not walks away with the movie something is badly wrong. All things being equal this should be Nina's movie but given that they cast the ubiquitous Ludivine Sagnier (again at the expense of the far superior Virginie Ledoyan) who is rapidly cornering the market in overripe sexy sluts (think Jennifer Jones in 'Gone to Earth', 'Duel In The Sun', etc), and clearly has her eyes on the gap left by Vanessa Paradis, this was never going to happen. If only someone would get hip that's it's not enough to look as though you go through life wearing slightly soiled underwear and are happy to flaunt your dubious charms and play sex scenes, you also have to be able to ACT, then maybe Sagnier could settle for a career in the French equivalent of the 'Carry On' series and leave the acting to Ledoyan. On the plus side this film is worth seeing if only for a handful of scenes at the end in which Marielle comes face to face on a movie set with Michel Piccoli, playing Marielle on film (don't ask). It seems that when Claude Miller is killing waterfowls he leaves no tern unstoned.

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