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26 January 2005 (France) See more »
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Two inner-city teenagers engage in an obsessive, innocent flirtation fueled by Lila's sexually explicit overtures. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fantasy and Reality See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Vahina Giocante ... 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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Directed by
Ziad Doueiri 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chimo  book
Ziad Doueiri 
Mark Lawrence 
Joelle Touma 

Produced by
John Battsek .... co-producer
Patricia Biancamano .... associate producer
Bernadette Carranza .... co-producer
Luigi Ferrara Santamaria .... co-producer
Marina Gefter .... producer
Bruno Levy .... associate producer
Andrew Ruhemann .... executive producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Fabienne Vonier .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nitin Sawhney 
 
Cinematography by
John Daly 
 
Film Editing by
Tina Baz 
 
Casting by
Juliette Ménager 
Maya Seuleyvan  (as Maya Sevleyan)
 
Production Design by
Yves Bernard 
 
Art Direction by
Arnaud Le Roch 
 
Costume Design by
Pierre Matard 
 
Makeup Department
Heidi Baumberger .... key makeup artist
Anne Beroul .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bruno Ghariani .... unit production manager
Malek Hamzaoui .... production manager
Nicolas Royer .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Bartonio .... first assistant director
Teddy Laroutis .... third assistant director
Alexandre Schmitt .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Emmanuel Falconnet .... property master
Arnaud Le Roch .... assistant art director (as Laurent Le Roch)
Salomé Aubry .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Cantin .... boom operator
Boris Chapelle .... assistant sound editor
Franck Desmoulins .... assistant sound editor
Philippe Garnier .... assistant sound
Laurent Lafran .... sound
Sylvain Lasseur .... sound editor
Nicolas Naegelen .... sound mixer
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Raphael Hattab .... digital artist
Jean-Francois Michelas .... digital compositor
Olivier Poujaud .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Hervé Décalion .... stunts
Jean-Benoit Guillon .... stunts
Jean-Michel Mièle .... stunts
Laurent Mulot .... stunts
Catherine Robert .... stunts
Alexandrine Roux .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gérard Bonnet .... still photographer
Séverine Brigeot .... still photographer
Phil Brookes .... gaffer
Lionel Catelan .... Steadicam operator
Hugues Gemignani .... assistant camera
Brice Gomez .... gaffer
Virgil Gomez .... gaffer
Philippe Leroy .... electrician
Philippe Leroy .... gaffer
Patrick Llopis .... key grip
Philippe Marton .... grip
Béatrice Mermet .... assistant camera
Thierry Montendre .... electrician
The Zoom N'guyen .... Steadicam operator (as Zoom Nguyen)
Nicolas Petris .... assistant camera
Thierry Pouffary .... first assistant camera (second unit)
Yves Pouffary .... cinematographer: second unit
Charlotte Vitroly .... camera trainee
Steve Wallace .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karyn Atmar .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Paul Ensby .... colorist
Géraldine Rétif .... assistant editor
Bérengère Saint-Bezar .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Marie-Laure Calmette .... production assistant
Himesh Kar .... senior executive
Jessica Ludgrove .... production coordinator
Catherine Magnan .... script supervisor
Nicole Stott .... head of development
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lila dit ça" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a brief violent image
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89 min
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Fantasy and Reality, 1 March 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In a poor Arab neighborhood, the nineteen years old Chimo (Mohammed Khouas) 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 (Vahina Giocante), who lives with a deranged aunt, his gross friend Mouloud (Karim Ben Haddou) 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.

"Lila Dit Ça" is a wonderful coming-of-age low-budget movie, with a simple, touching, sensitive, consistent and real love story and magnificent direction, screenplay and performances. The tale shows also the lack of perspective of the youngsters of the lower classes in a First World Country and the effects of ignorance and prejudice. The unknown Mohammed Khouas is an excellent actor, and as Lila says, has very expressive eyes. Vahina Giocante is also great and very beautiful, with a perfect chemistry with Mohammed Khouas. I highly recommend this movie for viewers that wish to see a beautiful and sad romance. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Lila Diz…" ("Lila Says…")

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