7.1/10
3,732
20 user 37 critic

Lila Says (2004)

Lila dit ça (original title)
Two inner-city teenagers engage in an obsessive, innocent flirtation fueled by Lila's sexually explicit overtures.

Director:

Writers:

(book), | 2 more credits »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Alive (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a brutal attack, a 19-year-old girl falls into a self-destructive cycle.

Director: Sandrine Ray
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Samuel Jouy, François Berléand
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The two brothers Julien (Nicolas Duvauchelle) and Louis (Steve Le Roi) work on their father's steel barge, which he won't let them inherit. To keep the boat, they resort to stealing a ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Pradal
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Steve Le Roi
Riviera (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella. (French with English subtitles).

Director: Anne Villacèque
Stars: Miou-Miou, Elie Semoun, Vahina Giocante
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An impossible love story between Yossi, a former IDF soldier, and Dora, a mysterious French photographer visiting Israel, as they both struggle in vain to leave their pasts behind

Director: Matan Guggenheim
Stars: Johnny Arbid, Salim Dau, Gil Desiano
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A random montage of disturbing images tell a story about one summer in the lives of two teenagers who somehow find love within each other, Orso and Marie. After they realize this, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Pradal
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Frédéric Malgras, Nicolas Welbers
West Beirut (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Doueiri
Stars: Rami Doueiri, Naamar Sahli, Mohamad Chamas
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Haïm
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of two brothers who get involved with a sexy stripper and her boss, the nightclub king of Santiago, as told from three perspectives. Sexy, gritty, emotional.

Director: Andrés Waissbluth
Stars: Antonella Ríos, Néstor Cantillana, Juan Pablo Miranda
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young Frenchman is determined to dump his girlfriend due to her invariable excessive tardiness.

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Louis Garrel, Vahina Giocante, Mathieu Amalric
Four Lovers (2010)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

What are adult love affairs ? Two couples meet and fall in love, lose sight of each other in the confusion and end up pulling through.

Director: Antony Cordier
Stars: Marina Foïs, Élodie Bouchez, Roschdy Zem
The Attack (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing.

Director: Ziad Doueiri
Stars: Ali Suliman, Reymonde Amsallem, Evgenia Dodena
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Lila
Moa Khouas ...
Chimo (as Mohammed Khouas)
Karim Ben Haddou ...
Mouloud
Lotfi Chakri ...
Bakary
Hamid Dkhissi ...
Big Jo
Edmonde Franchi ...
Lila's Aunt
Carmen Lebbos ...
Chimo's Mother
Ghandi Assad ...
Sammy
Dominique Bluzet ...
Priest
Stéphanie Fatout ...
Claire Soulier
Barbara Chossis ...
Chinese Prostitute
Bruno Esposito ...
Police Inspector
Edit

Storyline

In a poor Arab neighborhood, the nineteen years old Chimo lives alone with his mother and is a talented natural writer. His school teacher offers him the chance to study in Paris, inclusive with a letter of recommendation, but his mother can not afford and Chimo stays. His three best friends are completely losers and scoundrels. When the shy Chimo meets the gorgeous and sexy new-arrival in the ghetto Lila, who lives with a deranged aunt, his gross friend Mouloud falls for her. However, Chimo becomes close to Lila, who seduces him with her sexual games, telling him about her perverted sexual experience. The inexperienced Chimo falls in love for her, but he does not know how to declare his love for the girl. When Mouloud sneaks and listens to a private conversation between Lila and Chimo, he concludes that the girl is a whore, with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

barn | love | arab | friend | writing | See All (224) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a brief violent image | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

26 January 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Lila dice  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,599 (USA) (24 June 2005)

Gross:

$121,166 (USA) (23 September 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Lila: I'm like a Ferrari in a junkyard.
See more »

Soundtracks

Ana Rouhik
Composed by Samir Kobti
Lyrics by Tony Abi Karam
Performed by Imad Helou
Published by Music Master International SAL
Produced by Music Master International SAL
MUSIC MASTER INTERNATIONAL SAL LOGO
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Refreshing and delightful - for people who appreciate subtle artistry in the portrayal of the sublunary
11 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Refreshingly engaging film portraying identifiable characters that remind you of that exhilarating, uncertain time of life where the innocent torments and thrills of life are everything. (i.e. before we began relating vicariously to the super-hyped Hollywood glam-stud-whore superhero formula of most popular film.) This is a young, edgy, honest film for people who appreciate subtle artistry when portraying the human drama - sexuality, morality and culture. Giocante is sublime as a provocative, if naîve, beauty as she pursues the humble charm, honest good looks and integrity of Chimo, the object of her exploration.

Great soundtrack by Nitin Sawhney.

This one will come back and tickle you for days.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
true story? + devastating marianeta
Question About the Ending blaster151
So has anyone seen this yet? heptane
Original Book CarlyValentine
Soundtrack Question bozz_ster
What Lila says... tomoisawesome
Discuss Lila Says (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?