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Director:
Writer:
Philippe Claudel (writer)
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Release Date:
19 March 2008 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 24 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(145 articles)
French films glow with confidence and culture. Ours should do the same
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 9 August 2010, 3:33 AM, PDT)

March. It's a Wrap
 (From FilmExperience. 31 March 2009, 8:50 PM, PDT)

I've Loved You So Long - DVD Review
 (From Monsters and Critics. 23 March 2009, 7:03 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kristin Scott Thomas ... Juliette Fontaine

Elsa Zylberstein ... Léa

Serge Hazanavicius ... Luc
Laurent Grévill ... Michel (as Lauren Grevill)

Frédéric Pierrot ... Capitaine Fauré

Claire Johnston ... 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
Gérard Barbonnet ... Monsieur Lucien
Jérémie Covillault ... Le jeune inspecteur
Kevin Lipka ... L'étudiant (as Kévin Lipka)
Bruno Raffaelli ... Monsieur Dupuis
Pascal Demolon ... L'homme du bar
Aïcha Mimouni ... Serveuse du bar
Catherine Antoine ... Bimbo Lucien
Lily-Rose ... Emelia
Valentin Jalet ... Bébé Kaisha
Claire Lefevre ... Marie-Paule - dite Katrina (voice)
Pascal Bordes ... Patrick
Alain Buron ... François
Isabelle Destrez ... Muriel
Nathalie Hamel ... Nathalie
Dominique Kucharzewski ... Anne
Marc Léonian ... Yves (as Marc Leonian)
Eva Quinto ... Florence
Elio Guarino ... Enfant
Alixane Pachot ... Enfant
Laurine Pachot ... Enfant
Hannah Peytavi-Müller ... Enfant

Olga Peytavi-Müller ... Enfant
Théo Urbauer ... Enfant
Alexandre Voisin ... Enfant
Maryse Voisin ... Enfant
Angèle Zidi ... Enfant
Paul Zidi ... Enfant

Bryce Hitchcock ... Emelia (voice)

Directed by
Philippe Claudel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philippe Claudel  writer

Produced by
Sylvestre Guarino .... executive producer
Yves Marmion .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Louis Aubert 
 
Cinematography by
Jérôme Alméras 
 
Film Editing by
Virginie Bruant 
 
Production Design by
Samuel Deshors 
 
Art Direction by
Emmanuelle Cuillery 
 
Costume Design by
Laurence Esnault (assistant costume designer)
 
Makeup Department
Patrick Girault .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Séverine Barré .... administrateur adjoint
Abraham Goldblat .... post-production manager
Antoine Moussault .... unit production manager
Jean-Patrick Nourricier .... assistant unit manager
Arzur Ronan .... assistant unit manager
Sandrine Rouquié .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Crave .... third assistant director
Thomas Ghitti .... third assistant director
Hicham Kadiri .... assistant director
Stanislas Klos .... trainee assistant director
Claire Lefevre .... trainee assistant director
Thomas Parnet .... second assistant director
Aurelie Poulain .... third assistant director
Julien Zidi .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Catherine Bourgeois .... set dresser
Benjamin Bouygues-Faugeron .... assistant art director
Marie Grosdidier .... assistant art director
Denis Lourenco .... ripper
Romain Scavazza .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Julien Baissat .... foley artist assistant
Pierre Bompy .... sound trainee
Stéphane Brunclair .... sound editor
Stéphane Brunclair .... sound
Denis Carquin .... boom operator
Guadalupe Cassius .... dialogue editor
Nicolas d'Halluin .... sound recordist
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Sophie Durand .... assistant sound editor
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre Lenoir .... sound
Armelle Mahé .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Grégoire Delage .... special effects supervisor
Charles-Axel Vollard .... special effects technician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Karine Arlot .... second assistant camera
Damien Auriol .... key grip
Simon Beaufils .... camera operator
Simon Blanchard .... first assistant camera
Aurélie Blin .... video assist operator
Xavier Cholet .... gaffer
Julien Coquillet .... grip
Arnaud Delannoy .... first assistant camera
Cyril Dupont .... electrician
Sébastien Plessis .... electrician
Nicolas Rideau .... additional camera operator
Jan Rubens .... Steadicam operator
Thierry Valletoux .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Elisa Aboulker .... assistant editor
Natacha Louis .... colorist
 
Music Department
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Séverine Barré .... administrator of production
Lucie Truffaut .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Roger Viry-Babel .... in memory of
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il y a longtemps que je t'aime" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic material and smoking
Runtime:
117 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:G (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:6 | Ireland:12A | Japan:G | Netherlands:6 | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References To Be or Not to Be (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
Meunier, Tu DorsSee more »

FAQ

Who is the artist who did the paintings that Michel and Juliette saw during the art gallery scene?
Is "I've Loved You So Long" based on a novel?
What is the Orinoco that Captain Fauré keeps mentioning?
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62 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, 14 September 2008
Author: kil-10 from Zurich, Switzerland

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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