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Leïla (2001 film)

Directed by Gabriel Axel
Produced by Ulrik Bolt Jørgensen
Written by Gabriel Axel
Bettina Howitz
Starring Mélanie Doutey
Narrated by Michel Bouquet
Music by Younès Mégri
Cinematography Morten Bruus
Edited by Grete Møldrup
Distributed by Angel Films
Release dates
  • 17 August 2001 (2001-08-17)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Denmark
Language French

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


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]



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]


  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 - - 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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