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Lila Says


Release Date: June 24, 2005 (NY, LA release: July 1)
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Director: Ziad Doueiri
Screenwriter: Ziad Doueiri, Mark Lawrence, Joelle Touma
Starring: Vahina Giocante, Mohammed Khouas, Karim Ben Haddou, Edmonde Franchi, Lotfi Chakri, Hamid Dkhissi, Carmen Lebbos, Stéphanie Fatout, Ghandi Assad, Barbara Chossis, Dominique Bluzet, Bruno Esposito
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for strong sexual content, language and a brief violent image)
Official Website: LilaSaysmovie.com
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Plot Summary: "Lila Says" is based on a book that caused much controversy in France. Nineteen-year-old quiet poet Chimo (Mohammed Khouas) falls for Lila (Vahina Giacante), a gorgeous, blonde girl who just moved in with her creepy aunt in an Arab ghetto. One day Lila asks Chimo to look up her skirt -- if he can handle it. Meanwhile, Mouloud (Karim Benhadou), the loud leader of a rival gang, also sets his sights on Lila. Their game of sexual discovery leads to an unexpected look at tolerance, self-hatred, and machismo. It also questions the fantasy that permeates the film with fun and danger.

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