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God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)

Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 26 September 2001 (France)
Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she ... See full summary »

Director:

Pascale Bailly

Writers:

Alain Tasma (screenplay), Pascale Bailly (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Tautou ... Michèle
Edouard Baer ... François
Julie Depardieu ... Valérie
Catherine Jacob ... Evelyne
Philippe Laudenbach ... Jean
Cathy Verney Cathy Verney ... Florence
Anna Koch Anna Koch ... Régine
Max Tzwangue Max Tzwangue ... Simon
Mathieu Demy ... Bertrand
Atmen Kelif Atmen Kelif ... Ali
Nelly Camara Nelly Camara ... Laetitia
Jean Reichman Jean Reichman ... Joseph
Bruno Slagmulder Bruno Slagmulder ... Fred
Lucien Melki Lucien Melki ... Laurent
Nathalie Levy-Lang Nathalie Levy-Lang ... Jessica
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Storyline

Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she has to believe in something, if not in someone. Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Hebrew

Release Date:

26 September 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

God Is Great, I'm Not See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$823,662 (France), 28 September 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,850, 10 November 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,464, 29 December 2002
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

François: My sweater suits you.
Michèle: You can have it back.
François: You're sweet to wear it.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, François says, "Michelle, did you do that on purpose?" See more »

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References Back to the Future Part III (1990) See more »

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Audrey Tautou stars in a so-so comedy
30 September 2001 | by davidguySee all my reviews

If Amelie had not been released prior to Dieu est Grand, this film would not have had the same exposure...

And it's no surprise. The plot is simple though entertaining; a young girl (Tautou) searches for spirituality in religion and love. Having gone through Catholicism, Buddhism, she meets a Jew (Edouard Baer) and falls in love for him and Judaism... Well, I understood it like this, and I don't think religion plays a great part anyway. It is just a pretext for funny scenes and as a way to show some depth to the character.

Parts of the film are extremely funny, revolving around religion (misunderstandings...) and family troubles (Catherine Jacob as the mom is astounding as usual). However the film drags a bit on the conversion to Judaism and loses the edge in the end completely.

All in all, entertaining, light, but certainly not unforgettable... People who loved Amelie (like myself) will like it for the wonderful Audrey Tautou: she makes the plot ticks by herself. Not to forget Edouard Baer -a renowned and funny TV presenter (he hosts the French Oscar ceremony)- who is charming and credible when he could have overplayed his part easily! My rate: 6-7/10


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