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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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Léa: The novel's narration is impersonal and incomplete, as he refused to give one world view. He knows it's multiple, that intentions are multiple as are truths.
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À la Claire Fontaine
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Moving Forwards
4 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I found that this film stayed with me for a few days after I'd seen it. The film shows some strange behaviours which are resolved as the story unfolds (e.g., the initial attitude of the brother-in-law which seems both heartless towards his sister-in-law and insensitive towards his wife). The portrayal of the relationship of the sisters is well done while the development of the relationship between Scott-Thomas and Greville is beautifully drawn - in a way that only French directors manage; the smallest gestures having deep meaning. I thought the direction of the older child was nothing short of outstanding - that is how articulate 7 to 8 year old children behave. I think that this is a life-affirming film despite the obvious losses. There is both a literal and symbolic birth.


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