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Lila Says (2004)
"Lila dit ça" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  26 January 2005 (France)
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Two inner-city teenagers engage in an obsessive, innocent flirtation fueled by Lila's sexually explicit overtures.

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Cast overview:
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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
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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

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$121,166 (USA) (23 September 2005)
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Lila: I'm like a Ferrari in a junkyard.
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Strange Planet
Performed by The Starseeds
Written by Regina Dannhof and John Alexander McGowan
Published by International Music Network Ltd and John Alexander McGowan
Courtesy of MILLENNIUM RECORDS
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Lila Says Nothing
29 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

A young woman moves into an Arab community in France and is drawn to a young man who dreams of becoming a writer. What does Lila say? Lila talks a lot, but she doesn't really say anything. Just about all she does is talk dirty to the Arab boy. She practically begs him to have at her, but he's too timid to make a move. It is not clear why the slutty, blonde-haired Lila has moved into the neighborhood when she's not Arabic. Her behavior is also unexplained. Why does she invite a stranger to peak under her dress? And what type of twisted relationship does she have with the aunt with whom she lives? There are no clues given because the filmmakers are clueless.


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