Release date2001 WriterAlain Tasma (screenplay), Pascale Bailly (adaptation), Pascale Bailly (dialogue) ScreenplayAlain Tasma, Pascale Bailly CastAudrey Tautou (Michèle), Édouard Baer (François), Julie Depardieu (Valérie), Catherine Jacob (Evelyne), Philippe Laudenbach (Jean), Cathy Verney (Florence) Similar moviesJulie Depardieu appears in God Is Great and Im Not and Little Lili
God Is Great and I'm Not (French: Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite) is a light romantic comedy directed by Pascale Bailly starring Audrey Tautou and Edouard Baer. It was released in 2001, following Tautou's international success in Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain.
Directed by Pascale Bailly, who co-wrote it with Alain Tasma. Starring:
Audrey Tautou - Michèle
Edouard Baer - François
Julie Depardieu - Valérie
Catherine Jacob - Evelyne
Philippe Laudenbach - Jean
Cathy Verney - Florence
Anna Koch - Régine
Thierry Neuvic - The first patient
The film begins with Michèle's first journal entry, "I am 20 years old, and I have ruined my life!" This is just one of the many journal entry titles that are flashed before every particular scene in the film. Michèle had just recently broken up with her boyfriend so she meets up with some of her friends at a café. It is there that she meets the charming veterinarian François. Though Michèle has a promising modeling career, she feels that something, or someone, is missing in her life. François quickly fills this void, and Michèle feels partially whole. She first claims that she is Catholic but is dissatisfied with the results of praying and worshipping. By recommendation, she begins to follow Buddhism through meditation and use of elaborate costume jewelry. Eventually, she discovers that François is Jewish; however, he does not practice his faith. Throughout the film, she immerses herself in Judaism, following traditions such as the Sabbath. François breaks up with her by telling her "your touch sickens me", after accusing her of lying. He then engages in several other affairs but fails to ever marry. She attempts to date a few men but does not create any true connections. Finally, at a wedding of their friend Valérie, Francois has broken up with yet another woman and claims to desire her. The movie ends with the famous line, "...to be continued" leaving viewers curious about their future.