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Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 20 February 2009 (USA)
A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

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Laurent Grévill ...
Michel
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Capitaine Fauré
Lise Ségur ...
P'tit Lys
Jean-Claude Arnaud ...
Papy Paul
Mouss ...
Samir (as Mouss Zouheyri)
Souad Mouchrik ...
Kaisha
Nicole Dubois ...
DRH hôpital
Catherine Hosmalin ...
Conseillère d'insertion
Laurent Claret ...
Directeur hôpital
Marcel Ouendeno ...
Bamakalé
Gérard Barbonnet ...
Monsieur Lucien
Jérémie Covillault ...
Jeune inspecteur
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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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20 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Hace mucho que te quiero  »

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Opening Weekend:

£116,990 (UK) (28 September 2008)

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$3,167,876 (USA) (19 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 c'est doux triste come moi sans toi. Maman je veux pas que tu meure jamais. On sera ensemble toujours. Tu es 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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Juliette Fontaine: The worst prison is the death of one's child. You never get out of it.
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References The Shop Around the Corner (1940) See more »

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À la Claire Fontaine
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Performed by Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein and Lise Ségur
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Quietly Exploding
15 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Looking at Kristen Scott Thomas I thought of Julie Christie, Ingrid Bergman, Helen Mirren, Liv Ullman and a number of other actresses that managed to be transparent on the screen. Transparent in the best sense of the word, meaning we could actually see the invisible. Two sisters, a husband, two adopted Asian girls and a past, a recent past an overwhelming past painted black but with a white coat of compassion. Fame novelist turned film director Philip Claudel's debut is surprising to say the least.His assured hand and sensibility makes me want to see his next opus with a certain amount of trepidation. Scott Thomas's performance is among the very best I've seen all year.


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