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God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)

Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite (original title)
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 and 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

François: You doing okay?
Michèle: Yeah, I'm a Buddhist now.
François: Then you're doing fine. What's that involve?
Michèle: Lots of meditation... You've gotta work toward enlightment, nothingness.
François: That's tough.
Michèle: Yes, all of this positive energy is exhausting.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

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I thought it was great
30 June 2002 | by tordiwaySee all my reviews

Twenty-year-old Michele (Audrey Tatou, star of the hit film "Amelie") is a successful model but an emotional wreck. Desperate to find something to believe in, she has tried Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and more, all without success. But when she meets handsome Francois, twelve years her senior and a successful secular Jew, she has a religious awakening. Suddenly obsessed with Judaism, she is soon driving Francois crazy nailing up mezuzahs, keeping kosher, observing Shabbat and accusing him of not being Jewish enough! "God is Great...I am Small" is an unusually smart and contemporary comedy/drama that builds its story around controversial issues affecting today's Jewry: Who or what is a Jew? Is a secular or Reform Jew really Jewish? Is it important to speak Hebrew? Can a relationship be successful if one partner is observant and the other is not?


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