I've Loved You So Long

March 19th, 2008


I've Loved You So Long

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A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 7.6/10 (10,079 voted)

Critic's Score: 79/100

Director: Philippe Claudel

Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius

Juliette was 15 years in prison. Confronted with the unexpected goodness of her younger sister Léa, who makes Juliette a part of her family, very slowly breaks up the Juliette's ice and bitterness and she carefully opens up.

Kristin Scott Thomas - Juliette Fontaine
Elsa Zylberstein - Léa
Serge Hazanavicius - Luc
Laurent Grévill - Michel (as Lauren Grevill)
Frédéric Pierrot - Capitaine Fauré
Claire Johnston - La mère de Juliette et Léa
Catherine Hosmalin - La conseillère d'insertion
Jean-Claude Arnaud - Papy Paul
Olivier Cruveiller - Gérard
Lise Ségur - P'tit Lys (as Lise Segur)
Mouss - Samir (as Mouss Zouheyri)
Souad Mouchrik - Kaisha
Nicole Dubois - La DRH hôpital
Laurent Claret - Directeur hôpital
Marcel Ouendeno - Bamakalé


Official Website: Official site [Japan] | Official site [uk] |

Release Date: 19 March 2008

Filming Locations: Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

Opening Weekend: £116,990 (UK) (28 September 2008) (29 Screens)

Gross: $3,167,876 (USA) (19 April 2009)

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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.

User Review

Quietly Exploding

Rating: 8/10

Looking at Kristen Scott Thomas I thought of Julie Christie, Ingrid Bergman, Helen Mirren, Liv Ullman and a number of other actresses that managed to be transparent on the screen. Transparent in the best sense of the word, meaning we could actually see the invisible. Two sisters, a husband, two adopted Asian girls and a past, a recent past an overwhelming past painted black but with a white coat of compassion. Fame novelist turned film director Philip Claudel's debut is surprising to say the least.His assured hand and sensibility makes me want to see his next opus with a certain amount of trepidation. Scott Thomas's performance is among the very best I've seen all year.


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