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Lila Says (2004)

Lila dit ça (original title)
Two inner-city teenagers engage in an obsessive, innocent flirtation fueled by Lila's sexually explicit overtures.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Lila
Moa Khouas ...
Chimo (as Mohammed Khouas)
Karim Ben Haddou ...
Mouloud
Lotfi Chakri ...
Bakary
Hamid Dkhissi ...
Big Jo
Edmonde Franchi ...
Lila's Aunt
Carmen Lebbos ...
Chimo's Mother
Ghandi Assad ...
Sammy
Dominique Bluzet ...
Priest
Stéphanie Fatout ...
Claire Soulier
Barbara Chossis ...
Chinese Prostitute
Bruno Esposito ...
Police Inspector
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In a poor Arab neighborhood, the nineteen years old Chimo lives alone with his mother and is a talented natural writer. His school teacher offers him the chance to study in Paris, inclusive with a letter of recommendation, but his mother can not afford and Chimo stays. His three best friends are completely losers and scoundrels. When the shy Chimo meets the gorgeous and sexy new-arrival in the ghetto Lila, who lives with a deranged aunt, his gross friend Mouloud falls for her. However, Chimo becomes close to Lila, who seduces him with her sexual games, telling him about her perverted sexual experience. The inexperienced Chimo falls in love for her, but he does not know how to declare his love for the girl. When Mouloud sneaks and listens to a private conversation between Lila and Chimo, he concludes that the girl is a whore, with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a brief violent image | See all certifications »

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26 January 2005 (France)  »

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Lila dice  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,599 (USA) (24 June 2005)

Gross:

$121,166 (USA) (23 September 2005)
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Lila: I'm like a Ferrari in a junkyard.
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Performed by Vanessa Daou
Produced by Peter Daou
Published by Vandal Publishing (ASCAP) / Almo Music Corp (ASCAP) / THE ZIPLESS COMPANY EQ8R RECORDS
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A stunning young woman named Lila seduces a shy Arab who is a talented writer.
10 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Precious" Lila? I'm sorry, but precious is the last thing I would call Lila. She seems to me to be quite the slut. Despite this, I did like the film in that it was in French (which is my major, so I'm biased) and the acting throughout was superb. "Lila Dit Ca" is a beautifully shot film, but not for young viewers, since much of the dialogue is explicit. You will blush, some of Lila's actions are a bit extreme. I liked the ending--it was both uplifting and realistic. This was certainly unlike any other film I've seen, so I feel like I'm broadening my horizons. This is not a waste of an hour and a half, I would recommend it.


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