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Lila, Lila (2009)

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David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.

Director:

Alain Gsponer

Writers:

Alex Buresch (screenplay), Martin Suter (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Brühl ... David Kern
Hannah Herzsprung ... Marie
Henry Hübchen Henry Hübchen ... Jacky
Kirsten Block ... Karin Kohler
Peter Schneider ... Ron Keller
Henriette Müller Henriette Müller ... Sabrina
Simon Eckert Simon Eckert ... Roger
Alexander Khuon Alexander Khuon ... Ralph
Godehard Giese ... Tobi
Richard Sammel ... Riegler
Stefan Ruppe Stefan Ruppe ... Rolli
Ulrich Voß Ulrich Voß ... Everding
Torsten Michaelis Torsten Michaelis ... Inspizient
Oliver Bröcker Oliver Bröcker ... Junger Händler
Marie Gruber Marie Gruber ... Buchhändlerin
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A waiter finds an unpublished script in an old nightstand and claims it to be his own in order to impress a girl. The author of the script appears and wreaks havoc on the waiter's life before he comes to realize the consequences of his actions.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 December 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Minhas Palavras, Minhas Mentiras See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Almost a good film, but not quite. And definitely not a romantic comedy.
16 September 2013 | by jay_haySee all my reviews

The film deals with identity and fame, and there's a sense of tension and awkwardness throughout much of the film, not limited to, but personified by Bruhl's character David Kern.

There was a lot about the film which I enjoyed, but several aspects of the film really didn't fit in terms of tone: clumsy, after-the-fact attempts to present the film as a romantic comedy (which it definitely isn't).

To give a few examples: several of the songs used in the soundtrack were much lighter and sunnier that the scenes they were matched to; the final scene of the film fit so poorly it was little short of schizophrenic (by which I mean the last 15 seconds or so). In a similar way the posters used to advertise the film are completely mismatched with the content of the film.

It was only relatively recently that I read the book that this film was based on ("Lila, Lila" by Martin Suter). Having enjoyed the book so much, I knew I would watch the film more critically than otherwise.

To finish on a positive note, I found Daniel Bruhl's interpretation of David engaging and I actually really enjoyed the plot variations in the film as opposed to the book.


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