I've Loved You So Long

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2008
  • Running time: 115 min
Lea (Elsa Zylberstein) and Juliette (Kristin Scott Thomas) are sisters. The film begins with Lea, the younger sister by fifteen years, picking Juliette up at the airport. We soon realize that the two sisters are almost complete strangers to each other. read more
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Lea (Elsa Zylberstein) and Juliette (Kristin Scott Thomas) are sisters. The film begins with Lea, the younger sister by fifteen years, picking Juliette up at the airport. We soon realize that the two sisters are almost complete strangers to each other. Juliette has just been released from prison after serving a long sentence. Lea was still a teenager when Juliette, a doctor, was sent off to prison. Lea contacted Juliette when she was released and suggested that Juliette come to live with her. Juliette had no particular desire to see her sister again.Luc (Serge Hazanavicius), Lea's husband, is quite reserved, almost hostile, about Juliette's presence under their roof. Luc and Lea have two adopted Vietnamese daughters, who are 8 and 3 years old. Luc's father, Papy Paul (Jean-Claude Arnaud) also lives in the house. He's a charming old man who spends all of his time reading since a stroke deprived him of the power of speech. Life together isn't easy to begin with. Juliette has to relearn certain basics. The world has moved on and she often seems confused. Although she may seem cold and distant, her attitude stems more from her being ill at ease. Helped by some, such as the kindly but tactless social worker and her open-hearted but depressed parole officer (Frederic Pierrot) whose confidante she becomes, Juliette is also rejected by others, particularly employers who throw her out as soon as they find out what she did.

Original Release

03/19/2008

US Release

10/24/2008

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Cast

Directors

Philippe Claudel

Writers

Philippe Claudel

Cast

Kristin Scott Thomas Juliette
Elsa Zylberstein Léa
Serge Hazanavicius Luc
Claire Johnston Mère Juliette et Léa
Frederic Pierrot Capitaine Fauré
Laurent Grévill Michel
Lise Ségur P'tit Lys
Jean-Claude Arnaud Papy Paul
Mouss Zouheyri Samir (as Mouss Zouheyri)
Souad Mouchrik Kaisha
Catherine Hosmalin Conseillère d'insertion
Olivier Cruveiller Gérard
Lily-Rose Emelia
Laurent Claret Directeur hôpital
Jérémie Covillault Jeune inspecteur
Bruno Raffaelli Monsieur Dupuis
Pascal Demolon L'homme du bar
Bryce Hitchcock Emelia
Marcel Ouendeno Bamakalé
Gérard Barbonnet Monsieur Lucien

Producers

Sylvestre Guarino Executive Producer
Yves Marmion Producer

Editors

Virginie Bruant

2009Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2009Golden GlobeBest Foreign Language Film Nominated
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