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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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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Proust's Way, 5 July 2006
Author: moimoichan6 ( from Paris, France

The most annoying thing about french movies about cinema is certainly their need for self-criticism. By doing so, they think they can hide themselves from any other criticism. It's exactly like when someone tells you - with an ironic intonation - all his major flaws, only in order to be contradict. But showing your flaws is not suppressing them.

And so it goes with Claude Miller's "La Petite Lili". This movie is a naturalist drama, where you can only watch "actors playing their parts", and who speak by "mots d'auteurs", trying to reach by them a certain "psychological truth". Furthermore, there're indeed an impression of constant semi-failure in all the scene of the movie, even in the one where a character says so. And, once again, it is not because all this is underlines by the movie itself that it's not true.

But the movie seems better than that and manage to get over all the clichés of a certain french "cinema d'auteur" -with the DV in bonus. Maybe because Proust's shadow, more than Tcheckov, seems to be everywhere in the movie. The writer is directly quote twice in the movie. The firth evocation - more of an invocation by the way - is made by Brice, the conventional director, who, in order to seduce the "jeune fille en fleur" Lili, quotes "Les plaisirs et les jours", where he found "something beautiful about the desire's angst". This sentence, of course, perfectly fits with the preoccupation of Lili, tortured double of Anne Baxter in Mankiewiictz's "All about Eve". Later on, Simon - the great Jean-Pierre Marielle - looking for something to argue with his doctor he can't stand, says to him that his illness comes from intelligence, and therefore, he needs an intelligent doctor to cure him. This sentence is a reminiscence of what's Marcel told to the Doctor Cottar in "In search of lost time". Of course, for it's hard to establish one and only direction for the movie, you can reproach to Miller to use as many cultural references as possible - Tchekhov, Proust, Mankiewicz - in order to satisfied his intellectual spectators. However, the Proust's way goes beyond Lili's "Desire's angst", and of all the characters, and gives birth to strange scenes in the second part of the movie, where the events of the first one, like in Proust's, are lived a second time by memory and artistic creation. It even reminds me of Eustache and the shooting of "La Maman et la putain".Everyone tries to transcend his own flaws, his pitiful routine, his ridiculous past and present to transform them in artistic energy - and especially Lili.

Meanwhile, Simon meets Michel Piccoli, his fictional double - another proustian theme - and strangely walks in a foreign and familiarly stage, the artistic copy of his holiday's house. You can then interprets the movie as an old man's dream, the search of lost time of a man who never lives anything, but who sees himself as an artist through his son. Because it's also in their memories that the characters walks in this second part. They live their life once again, but changed by art, which makes them unrecognizable, and certainly more true than the little family drama they lived four years ago. The movie becomes really good in this repetition, which almost belong to the fantastic, because, as in Proust's, art gives birth to a memory which is more real than art, and life becomes then its own ghost.

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