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I've Loved You So Long (2008)

Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 20 February 2009 (USA)
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A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Director:

Philippe Claudel
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Juliette
Elsa Zylberstein ... Léa
Serge Hazanavicius Serge Hazanavicius ... Luc
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... Michel
Frédéric Pierrot ... Capitaine Fauré
Lise Ségur Lise Ségur ... P'tit Lys
Jean-Claude Arnaud Jean-Claude Arnaud ... Papy Paul
Mouss Zouheyri Mouss Zouheyri ... Samir
Souad Mouchrik Souad Mouchrik ... Kaisha
Nicole Dubois Nicole Dubois ... DRH hôpital
Catherine Hosmalin Catherine Hosmalin ... Conseillère d'insertion
Laurent Claret Laurent Claret ... Directeur hôpital
Marcel Ouendeno Marcel Ouendeno ... Bamakalé
Gérard Barbonnet Gérard Barbonnet ... Monsieur Lucien
Jérémie Covillault Jérémie Covillault ... Jeune inspecteur
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Storyline

Juliette Fontaine (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) was in prison for fifteen years. Confronted with the unexpected goodness of her younger sister Léa (Elsa Zylberstein), who makes Juliette a part of her family, very slowly breaks up Juliette's ice and bitterness and she carefully opens up.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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.
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Connections

Featured in The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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 kil-10See 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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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

20 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hace mucho que te quiero See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,205, 26 October 2008

Gross USA:

$3,169,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,274,095
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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