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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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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

Referenced in Micmacs (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

À la Claire Fontaine
Traditional French
Performed by Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein and Lise Ségur
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User Reviews

 
Excellent
5 October 2008 | by AndrewPhillipsSee all my reviews

This film has been crafted almost to perfection, the touch used is delicate and very realistic. It is interesting that such a slow pace should be so engrossing but it is. Thanks I think to the brilliant acting from everyone. Kirstin Scott Thomas stands out for such an understated performance, that when she does towards the end of the film show such deep emotion you are blown away. Her co stars do a great job keeping up with her, specifically Elsa Zylberstein playing her sister,the woman can cry on demand a face full of expression. Frederic Pierrot as the policeman, whose brilliance is only realised at the end of his part of the story. Jean Claude Arnaud as the grandfather, who without saying a word through the whole film is masterful. There could be a danger that this film is seen as a trudge through human emotion but I can assure you it is more than that. You will leave the cinema for filled and uplifted by the whole experience.


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Details

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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