La Petite Lili

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  • 2003
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.2  (1,768)
  • 59

La Petite Lili is a French drama film released in 2003, directed by Claude Miller. It is based on the classic play, 'The Seagull' by Anton Chekhov. The movie stars Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, and Jean-Pierre Marielle. The film is set in a stunning seaside location in the Brittany region of France. The central character of the story is Lili, a young and beautiful aspiring actress. Lili's family owns a beautiful estate near the sea where she spends most of her time rehearsing and dreaming of her acting career.

Her parents, Helene and Boris, are celebrated playwrights, and her uncle, Simon, is a famous stage actor. Lili's boyfriend, Julien, is a technician for her father's film production company. Julien is the only person who truly understands Lili's passion for acting and supports her career aspirations.

The story begins when the family gathers at their estate for the summer vacation, and they decide to stage a play written by Boris. The play stars Lili's mother, Helene, and her uncle, Simon, while Lili's boyfriend is responsible for the technical aspects of the production.

Lili is excited about the production and the opportunity to prove herself as an actress. However, she soon realizes that the play will be a disaster when her mother's vanity and insecurity cause her to deliver an underwhelming performance. Lili tries to intervene in the production and help her mother, but it only leads to more misunderstandings and drama.

Through the production of the play, the relationships between the characters start to unravel. Julien becomes drawn to Lili's mother, Helene, causing tension between him and Lili. Boris loves his wife deeply but cannot resist his attraction to his neighbor, Mado, which puts a huge strain on his relationship with his wife.

The film is a deep and emotional exploration of the complex relationships between the characters. It examines themes of desire, ambition, love, and betrayal, as well as the nature of creativity and the entertainment industry. The scenic location and stunning visuals of the film add to the experience of watching it.

The performances of the cast are particularly noteworthy. Nicole Garcia plays Lili's mother, Helene, with a level of subtlety and depth that perfectly conveys the character's insecurities and vulnerabilities. Jean-Pierre Marielle delivers a brilliant performance as Simon, Lili's uncle, who is both charming and manipulative.

Overall, La Petite Lili is an enthralling drama that explores the complexities of human relationships and the tension between personal ambition and love. The film is a beautiful tribute to Chekhov's classic play, 'The Seagull.' It draws the viewer into the lives of the characters and their inner turmoil, leaving them to ponder the deeper issues raised by the film.

La Petite Lili is a 2003 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 59.

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    1 hr 44 min
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    6.2  (1,768)
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