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I've Loved You So Long -- Juliette Fontaine (Kristin Scott Thomas, Golden Globe? Nominee for I've Loved You So Long, Oscar? nominee for The English Patient) is a frail, haunted woman, an ex-doctor who's a shell of her former self. Having served 15 years in prison for an unspeakable crime, she's back on the "outside." With nowhere else to go, she comes to live with her loving but estranged sister Lea (Elsa Zylberstein). ...
I've Loved You So Long -- This is the theatrical trailer for I've Loved You So Long, directed by Philippe Claudel.

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Director:
Writer:
Philippe Claudel (writer)
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Release Date:
20 February 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 15 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Moving Forwards See more (114 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kristin Scott Thomas ... Juliette

Elsa Zylberstein ... Léa

Serge Hazanavicius ... Luc
Laurent Grévill ... Michel

Frédéric Pierrot ... 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

Claire Johnston ... Mère Juliette et Léa
Kevin Lipka ... L'étudiant (as Kévin Lipka)
Bruno Raffaelli ... Monsieur Dupuis
Pascal Demolon ... L'homme du bar
Aïcha Mimouni ... Serveuse bar
Catherine Antoine ... Bimbo Lucien
Lily-Rose ... Emelia
Valentin Jalet ... Bébé Kaisha
Claire Lefevre ... Marie-Paule (voice)
Olivier Cruveiller ... Gérard
Pascal Bordes ... Patrick
Alain Buron ... François
Isabelle Destrez ... Muriel
Nathalie Hamel ... Nathalie
Dominique Kucharzewski ... Anne
Marc Léonian ... Yves
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bryce Hitchcock ... Emelia (voice) (uncredited)

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
Estelle Tolstoukine .... 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
 
Casting Department
Sonia Hallosserie .... casting assistant
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References To Be or Not to Be (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
À la Claire FontaineSee more »

FAQ

What is the song at the end of the movie (during the credits) and who sings it?
Please translate "Il y a longtemps que je t'aime" into English.
Is this film in French or English?
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40 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Moving Forwards, 4 October 2008
Author: i-burgess1 from United Kingdom

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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