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La Petite Lili

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 23, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: First Run Features
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
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Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by &
Story by
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 32


User Ratings: 912
[I]t stirs up a fascinating and contradictory mixture of the eternal and the transitory.
New York Times
Nov 12, 2004
Rating: 3.5/5 -- It's a simple story, but it's sort of satisfying to see the way they come full circle, using 'the movie within the movie' concept to wrap everything up. Full Review
Jun 17, 2005
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Sagnier plays her sensuality for all it's worth... which is undisguised and considerable, and provides the glue for a tale that could easily come apart. Full Review
Cinema Signals
Mar 7, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- A film that adapts the basic Russian classic and then breaks away in more ways than just the setting. Full Review
Miami Herald
Jan 14, 2005
Miller crafts a warmly, but not entirely optimistic fable about the salutary power of lazy afternoons, meals taken at dusk beneath outdoor tents and, ultimately, of moviemaking itself. Full Review
L.A. Weekly
Mar 24, 2005
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Talky, pointless exercise.
New York Post
Nov 12, 2004
Rating: 3/4 -- Miller, a French director of dry humor and great skill, has taken the Chekhov outline and updated it to present-day France, substituting the cinema for literature. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Dec 10, 2004

Product Description:

Handsome, young, naïve, and insufferably pretentious, amateur filmmaker Julien (Robinson Stévenin) and his famous actress mother, Mado (Nicole Garcia), are locked into a power-play at their country house. Jeanne (Julie Depardieu), the daughter of the caretaker, is in love with Julien. But Julien's girlfriend, Lili (Ludivine Sagnier), is irresistibly drawn to the successful feature-film director Brice (Bernard Giraudeau), Mado's longtime lover and the representation of everything Julien hates about filmmaking. This chaos gets drawn out in achingly beautiful, color-drenched shots of blue skies, ocean, trees, and the earthy, ethereal Sagnier in full flower. It's a decidedly post-modern interpretation of Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, by esteemed film director Claude Miller (ALIAS BETTY), wherein the plot eventually doubles back on itself to become a self-reflexive study of filmmaking. Though Miller has a lot to say about the compromises of art, he makes sure his characters are never mere mouthpieces: they all interact like real people, with a refreshing amount of tender affection for one another. The film has all the qualities of the best French imports: warmth, intelligence, humor, and liberal dashes of sex and critical theory. It's the sort of foreign film that originally made foreign films popular in America. Sagnier is clearly her generation's Brigitte Bardot, and Julie Depardieu (Gerard's daughter) proves herself a major talent in a memorable side role.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Trailer: NOVEMBER 12, 2004 (LIMITED)

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 81,411
  • UPC: 720229911702
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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