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by Gabriel Axel


The tale of the chance encounter of Leïla, a sixteen-year-old Moroccan girl, and Nils, a young Dane who happens to be visiting North Africa. Their fateful meeting is the beginning of a grand, all-consuming passion. Leïla has to defy her own family to spend time with Nils, and soon their simple, but powerful love has huge consequences.

international title: LEÏLA
original title: LEÏLA
country: Denmark, France
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Gabriel Axel
film run: 90'
release date: FR 26/02/2003, DK 17/08/2001
screenplay: Bettinna Howitz
cast: Mélanie Doutey, Arnaud Binard, Malika El Omari, Michel Bouquet, Azzedine Bouayad
cinematography by: Morten Bruus
film editing: Grete Møldrup
art director: Effi Bohème
music: Younès Mégri
producer: Ulrik Bolt Jørgensen
production: Angel Film Production, DFI - Danish Film Institute, Steward (FR)
distributor: Angel Distribution A/S, Take Off (FR)
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