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Director:
Writer:
Philippe Claudel (writer)
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Release Date:
19 March 2008 (Belgium) 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 & 24 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Understated brilliance See more (112 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
 
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 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:
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:
Soundtrack:
À la Claire FontaineSee more »

FAQ

Why did Juliette kill her son?
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Who is the artist who did the paintings that Michel and Juliette saw during the art gallery scene?
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44 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Understated brilliance, 16 December 2008
Author: richard-1967 from United States

Oliver Stone fans beware: This movie doesn't knock you over the head. Everything is understated, from the screenplay, to the way the movie is shot, to the understated performances. Best is the Oscar-winning (that's a prediction!) Kirsten Scott-Thomas. Her nuanced and deep performance says so much more about her character than any other mode of presentation.

It's interesting that KST has done better with her French roles than her English-speaking ones. Perhaps it's the nature of her material. Perhaps it's that as a second language, French allows her face and body to do much of the acting. The subtle changes in her character from beginning to end is as nuanced as the movie, but discernible and clear, made more believable by the way KST takes us there.

As for the closing denouement, without spoiling: Does it really matter why she was gone, what she did, or why she did it? This film rightly focused us on her as a person with a past, rather than what the past was.

Il y'a longtemps que j'ai vu un film francais si bon!

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