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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.

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

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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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Quotes

Juliette Fontaine: The worst prison is the death of one's child. You never get out of it.
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Connections

Featured in The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

À la Claire Fontaine
Traditional French
Performed by Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein and Lise Ségur
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This movie hits the emotional spot with great precision.
4 April 2008 | by bart-depoortereSee all my reviews

This movie succeeds in presenting believable characters through life-like dialogs and superior acting. Despite its heavy emotional load, it never degrades into a tear-jerker. Perhaps it makes a difference whether you are a parent yourself as a viewer, I could not tell, but after returning home, I did feel like giving the kids a loving cuddle. This movie will linger for a while in my mind. It seems to me that Philippe Claudel is not just a very observing novelist, but also a good director, capable of a lot of empathy with the human condition. Anyone looking for light entertainment should stay out of the movie theater where this movie is playing, but if you are interested in a subtle emphatic presentation of characters, you should not miss this.


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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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1.85 : 1
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