Leïla (2001 film)

Leïla is a 2001 Danish film directed by Gabriel Axel.[1]

Leïla
Directed byGabriel Axel
Written byGabriel Axel
Bettina Howitz
Produced byUlrik Bolt Jørgensen
StarringMélanie Doutey
Narrated byMichel Bouquet
CinematographyMorten Bruus
Edited byGrete Møldrup
Music byYounès Mégri
Distributed byAngel Films
Release date
  • 17 August 2001 (2001-08-17)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryDenmark
LanguageFrench

PlotEdit

A young Danish guy, Nils, is visiting Morocco, where he meets the 16-year-old Berber girl Leïla. It marks the beginning of a great, all-encompassing passion. Leïla must defy her family to be with Nils, and their love has big consequences.[2]

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ReceptionEdit

The film was met with very negative reviews and was a box office bomb.[3][4][5][6] Swedish film critic Gunnar Rehlin [sv] in Variety wrote "Pic feels tepid and devoid of emotional involvement. Due to the use of v.o., the two leads never get a real chance to convey their characters' emotions."[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Le Bulletin célinien (in French). M. Laudelout. 2006. p. 8.
  2. ^ Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema. Scarecrow Press. 31 August 2012. pp. 66–. ISBN 978-0-8108-5524-3.
  3. ^ "Konsulenter vil ikke have pop-film".
  4. ^ "Danmarks frste Oscar-vinder fylder 95".
  5. ^ "Leïla - CinemaZone.dk - et filmmagasin i bredformat".
  6. ^ Morten Piil (2008). Gyldendals danske filmguide (in Danish). Gyldendal A/S. pp. 320–. ISBN 978-87-02-06669-2.
  7. ^ "Leila". Variety.

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