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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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Laurent Grévill ...
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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prison | visit | doctor | colleague | death | See more »

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

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Release Date:

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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Meunier, Tu Dors
Traditional French
Performed by Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius and Lise Ségur
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Wonderful
14 September 2008 | by (Zurich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Just had the pleasure of seeing this movie in a cinema and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.

The movie touches several very sensitive subjects in a careful and a non-judging way; it left me thinking deeply about the rules of our society, and what happens if one falls through the raster; if what one has done does not fit into the view of the majority and one's actions are not compatible with the rules that society has given itself.

There are scenes that made me laugh, others leaving me absorbed in thought, all the while realising: this is life as it is, sometimes wonderful, sometimes brutal and sad.

The acting is brilliant in my view, the film lives from Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein, both seem to be made for the characters they play while the rest of the cast, even for the smallest part, seems to have been carefully picked as well. Both actors and director describe the making of the movie as a very interesting experience, something I don't doubt at all after seeing it.

If you get a chance to see the movie, do it. It's worth it.


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