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MY WORDS, MY LIES - MY LOVE (LILA, LILA)

MY WORDS, MY LIES - MY LOVE
Scene from "My Words, My Lies - My Love" (photo © Film1/Falcom Media)

Until now, David Kern was a waiter and a decidedly unliterary nobody. His only true passion is Marie, who loves literature and seems to be out of reach for him. When David finds the unpublished manuscript of a novel in a second-hand night table, it seems to be his only chance to get Marie's attention ... Marie's reaction is more than he ever hoped for. She's ecstatic about the book and secretly finds a publisher for it. Soon the novel is hailed as a masterpiece, and David becomes a dazzled but overwhelmed literary superstar, with Marie's love for him growing with every review. After a public reading on his PR tour, his second worst nightmare becomes reality when Alfred Duster, a name he only knows as the author of the manuscript he found, smilingly asks for a signed copy of the novel. Duster wants money and begins to take over David's life. Unable to bear the pressure any longer, David confesses to Marie. She leaves him dazed and confused, and David knows that he needs to show Marie his love and despair in a way she will understand.


Alain Gsponer was born in 1976 in Zurich/Switzerland. He studied Audiovisual Design at the School for Design in Bern and Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. A selection of his films includes: HEIDI (short, 1998), X FÜR U (short, 2000), HINTER DEM BERG (short, 2001), his graduation film KIKI & TIGER (2002), ROSE (2005), LIFE ACTUALLY (2006), MY WORDS, MY LIES - MY LOVE (2009), GRÜNINGERS FALL (2011), and THE LITTLE GHOST (2013).
Genre Comedy, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Alain Gsponer
Screenplay Alexander Buresch
Cinematography Matthias Fleischer
Barbara Gies
Udo Kramer
Cast Henry Hübchen, Hannah Herzsprung, Daniel Brühl
Producers Andreas Fallscheer, Marcus Welke, Henning Ferber, Sebastian Zuehr
Co-Producer Thomas Sterchi
Production Companies Film 1/Berlin, Falcom Media Group/Berlin, in co-production with Millbrook Pictures/Zug
Length 103 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Zurich 2009, Hamptons 2009, Molodist Kiev 2009, Berlin 2010 (German Cinema), Edinburgh 2010, Shanghai 2010, Havana 2010, Minneapolis-St. Paul IFF 2011
Awards Best Narrative Feature Minneapolis-St. Paul 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Falcom Media Group/Berlin

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