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I've Loved You So Long (2008)
"Il y a longtemps que je t'aime" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  19 March 2008 (France)
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A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

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Michel (as Lauren Grevill)
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Capitaine Fauré
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La mère de Juliette et Léa
Catherine Hosmalin ...
La conseillère d'insertion
Jean-Claude Arnaud ...
Papy Paul
Olivier Cruveiller ...
Gérard
Lise Ségur ...
P'tit Lys (as Lise Segur)
Mouss ...
Samir (as Mouss Zouheyri)
Souad Mouchrik ...
Kaisha
Nicole Dubois ...
La DRH hôpital
Laurent Claret ...
Directeur hôpital
Marcel Ouendeno ...
Bamakalé
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Storyline

Juliette was 15 years in prison. Confronted with the unexpected goodness of her younger sister Léa, who makes Juliette a part of her family, very slowly breaks up Juliette's ice and bitterness and she carefully opens up. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and smoking | See all certifications »

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19 March 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Hace mucho que te quiero  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$64,731 (USA) (24 October 2008)

Gross:

$3,167,876 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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The note written by Juliette's dead son, which Lea finds by accident, reads: "un jardin sous la plui sé doux triste come moi san toit maman je veus pas que tu meure jamai on sera ensemble toujour tu ai mon amour ton petit Pierre" (A garden under the rain is sweet sad like me without you Mama I don't want you to die ever. We'll be together always. You are my love. Your little Pierre.) See more »

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P'tit Lys: The prince went slowly through the forest. His beautiful horse was silent. The sky was taking on the color of roses. "Will I be in time?" the prince wondered. He remembered what the magician had told him. "Night is your only enemy. Once it has cast its cloak of darkness over the world and you cannot tell the shadow of a dog from that of a wolf, you will know it is too late and that your beautiful lady is lost forever. Hurry if you love her." The prince's heart was pounding.
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References To Be or Not to Be (1942) See more »

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Meunier, Tu Dors
Traditional French
Performed by Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius and Lise Ségur
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French movie-making at its best
10 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that, the less you know about it in advance, the more you are likely to appreciate it - which makes reviewing it a little problematic. All you really need to know is that it's French and excellent. But you might like to know that it's a wonderful vehicle for Kristin Scott Thomas, the British actress married to a Frenchman, who plays Juliette, an Anglo-French woman with some dark and painful secrets which only slowly unfold as the narrative takes its traumatic course. The movie opens and closes with close-ups of her haunted face and, in between, she is rarely off the screen in a marvellously nuanced performance, well supported by Elsa Zylberstein who plays her younger sister Léa. Written and directed by Philippe Claudel, this is French movie-making at its best.


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