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Lila, Lila (2014)

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Popular German actor Daniel Brühl plays David Kern, a socially awkward waiter who works a dead end job in a chic cafe. One day he stumbles upon the biggest break of his life, an unpublished manuscript which he finds in a jammed nightstand drawer. He reads the manuscript, and thinking there might be something to it, claims it as his own in order to impress Marie, a pretty literature student who frequents the cafe. The manuscript turns out to be a lost masterpiece. Marie is quite taken with this stunning new writer, and is not content to let the hefty document go unpublished, much to David's dismay. (c) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Axel Buresch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 3, 2014
Runtime:
Corinth Films - Official Site

Cast

Ulrich Voss
as Everding
Marie Gruber
as Buchhändlerin
Kirsten Block
as Karin Kohler
Oliver Bröcker
as Oliver Bröcker
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Critic Reviews for Lila, Lila

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

The stolen-authorship premise is popular ... But "Lila, Lila" fails to make witty use of the idea.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

It ultimately suffers from poor characterization ...

Full Review… | May 20, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Alain Gsponer's well-crafted romantic comedy... glides along on the sheer power of rising German star Daniel Bruhl's boyish charm.

Full Review… | May 19, 2014
Variety
Top Critic

Contrived and somewhat dull, but the talented Daniel Brühl's performance provides much-needed genuine poignancy and charisma.

Full Review… | May 28, 2014
NYC Movie Guru

A charming German romantic comedy about the adoration of writers and the perks of literary stardom.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
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