Herve Mimran Release dateJanuary 9, 2010 (2010-01-09) (LAlpe-dHuez Film Festival)
March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24) (France) WriterHerve Mimran, Geraldine Nakache DirectorsGeraldine Nakache, Herve Mimran ScreenplayGeraldine Nakache, Herve Mimran AwardsCesar Award for Most Promising Actress CastLeïla Bekhti (Lila), Géraldine Nakache (Ely), Audrey Lamy (Carole), Virginie Ledoyen (Agathe) Similar moviesGeraldine Nakache movies, Set in the suburbs, Comedies
Tout ce qui brille is a 2010 French film and the debut feature film for Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran, who co-wrote and co-directed the film. It was filmed in Puteaux, La Défense, and Paris, notably the 16th arrondissement.
Originally, Tout ce qui brille was a 2007 short film shot by the same directors.
All that glitters tout ce qui brille 2010 trailer
Ely (Géraldine Nakache) and Lila (Leïla Bekhti) are two working class girls and best friends who dream of a glitzier, more glamorous lifestyle. They sneak into a nightclub where they meet Agathe (Virginie Ledoyen) and Joan (Linh Dam Pham) a rich, homosexual couple who give them a ride home. Lila, wanting to appear to be at the same social level as the girls, lies about where she and Ely live, giving the couple the address of a nice building in a wealthy neighborhood.
Lila continues to lie herself into the life of Agathe and Joan, and her new boyfriend Maxx (Simon Buret), while Ely feels more and more left out as she realizes that Lila is spending all her time partying with her new crowd, having been accepted as one of them, while Ely is nothing to Agathe and Joan but an inexpensive babysitter for their son. Eventually she grows sick of Lila's lies and reveals their true identity to Maxx. Lila, terrified at the thought of being rejected by her new friends, becomes furious at Ely. The two girls argue and stop talking. As Lila's lies begin to crumble around her, she realizes that Agathe and her social circle are not really her friends and that by working hard Ely is slowly achieving what she dreamed of. She gets a real job working at an upscale shoe store and eventually succeeds in reconnecting with Ely.
Géraldine Nakache as Ely Wapler
Leïla Bekhti as Lila Belaifa
Virginie Ledoyen as Agathe
Linh-Dan Pham as Joan, Agathe's friend
Audrey Lamy as Carole, Ely and Lila's friend
Manu Payet as Éric, Lila's fiancé
Simon Buret as Maxx,
Daniel Cohen as Maurice, Ely's father
Nanou Garcia as Danielle, Ely's mother
Ary Abittan as Lila's father
Sabrina Ouazani as Sandra, Lila's colleague
Fejria Deliba as Nadia, Lila's mother
Lucie Bourdeu as Annah, Ely's younger sister
Nader Boussandel as Slim, Ely's neighbor
Jeanne Ferron as Mme Houbloup, gossip lady in the building
Alexandre Gars as Elvis, Agathe's son
Maria Ducceshi as Jil
Pascal Demolon as taxi driver
Sébastien Castro as movie theatre director
Awards and nominations
2010: Special jury award and European Public Award at Festival international du film de comédie de l'Alpe d'Huez
2011: Best Feminin Hope of the Year (newcomer) for Leïla Bekhti at 36th César Awards
2011: Étoiles d'or du cinéma français (Gold Star of French Cinema) for:
Best Debut Film for Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran
Feminin Revelation of the Year for Leïla Bekhti
2011: César for Best Debut Film for Géraldine Nakache et Hervé Mimran at 36th César Awards
2011: César for Best Femini Hope (newcomer) for Audrey Lamy
The soundtrack of the film has proven popular particularly the song "Chanson sur une drôle de vie" sung by appearing in SNEP official French Singles Chart. It is a remake of a previous Véronique Sanson hit. The soundtrack also featured the song Fit But You Know It by The Streets.