• Lila, Lila
  • Lila, Lila
  • Lila, Lila

Lila, Lila

by Alain Gsponer Opening Film

When beautiful Marie catches the eye of the inconspicuous waiter David, he knows instantly that he has to come up with something good to win her heart. By chance, he happens to find the manuscript of a love story in the chest of drawers he bought at a flea market and decides to pass it off as his own. Not only bringing him love, this act of deceit also lands him a publishing deal for “Lila, Lila.” When his debut novel storms the bestseller lists, David becomes somewhat unsettled. Calamity takes its course when Jacky, a run-down tramp, stands before him at an autograph session and claims to be the true author of “Lila, Lila.” An outstandingly cast, turbulent comedy with gentle tragicomical overtones, based on Martin Suter’s novel of the same title, inspired by Zurich and its cultural scene.


  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Country, Year: Germany, Switzerland, 2009
  • Runtime: 104 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Alain Gsponer
  • Cast: Daniel Brühl, Hannah Herzsprung
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  • Screenplay: Alex Buresch
  • Cinematography: Matthias Fleischer
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  • Producers: Andreas Falscheer, Henning Ferber, Marcus Welke, Sebastian Zühr
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