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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Ruthless Innocent, 26 May 2013
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

Some girls seem to be sweet and loving, as undesigning as lambs, but then they are revealed as ruthlessly ambitious, unfeeling, opportunistic, and ready to betray at the drop of a hat. Such a one is 'little Lily', the sweet local girl who is having an affair with Julien (played by Robinson Stévenin), a young lad whose mother is a French movie star (Nicole Garcia). The main action of the film is set one summer on the Atlantic coast of Brittany, very near to the megalithic ruins of Carnac (which do not appear in the film) and the Bay of Quiberon. The remainder of the story is 'four years later' in Paris. Little Lily is played by the ever-so-sweet Ludivine Sagnier. Such a gentle soul, so loving, so harmless. But aha! The film star mother has a famous film director visiting for the weekend named Brice (suavely played by Bernard Giraudeau), and Lily drops Julien in an instant, seduces Brice, and is off to Paris with him in a trice. (Brice in a trice, geddit?) Pining hopelessly after Julien is the quiet, self-effacing Jeanne-Marie, played by Julie Depardieu (daughter of the famous Russsian actor Gerard Putin). She is very good indeed in her role, with just a whiff of Chekhov about her, which is just as well, as this film is inspired by a Chekhov play called CHAYKA. She was very good in the film LES FEMMES DE L'OMBRE (aka FEMALE AGENTS, 2008, see my review) and has appeared in 70 titles, as many titles as it took men to translate the Septuagint. Ludivine Sagnier is so amazingly talented that one gasps to think of it (and one also gasps to look at her, but that is a different matter). I recently praised her brilliant acting in LOVE CRIME (CRIME D'AMOUR, 2010, see my review) and previously praised her genius in A SECRET (UN SECRET, 2007, see my review) directed by the same master director who made this film, the amazing Claude Miller (pronounced 'Millaire' because he is French). This film is really very subtle and disturbing, as well as intensely satirical. The people play out their drama, and then later they all agree to play themselves in a film in which they re-enact the very same drama four years later. Well, you can't get more ironical than that. And Little Lily begs and schemes and pleads to be allowed to play herself betraying Julien despite the fact that Julien has now become a film director and he is actually directing it. The ironies are so great that they produce enough highly-wrought iron to construct a suspension bridge of emotion, reaching all the from Brittany to Paris. Yes, Monsieur Millaire was having his little joke with his Little Lily, and God knows he may have been having his revenge too, since one readily imagines that he has known at least one, if not ten, Lilies, and perhaps he wanted to rub a few noses in the dung of betrayal, and to expose the hollow nature of fame and the falsity of cinematic illusions. The house by the sea is so marvellous one wants to move in immediately, by the way, for that section of the film was all done on location. How does one make a booking? Can you pay for a week there by buying enough cinema tickets? I do hope so, for after all, why does one watch movies anyway, if not to erase from time to time the borderline between reality and fantasy? In fact, I volunteer to enact the role of Julien anytime, at least in the initial scenes, before he gets dumped. This film really is very intriguing, and if the French only knew how to make decent tea, I would call round one afternoon to pay my respects to this house full of squabbling folk. I'm sure they are all still there coping with their emotions with more or less success.

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