So viele Jahre liebe ich Dich

So viele Jahre liebe ich Dich

Frankreich / Deutschland 2007/2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Juliette is released after having spent fifteen years in prison. She has not had any contact with her family during those fifteen years because they refused to have anything to do with her. Her younger sister, Léa, decides to take her in. She lives in Nancy with her husband Luc and two adopted daughters. Juliette′s long imprisonment and the difference in age mean that the two women are more or less strangers. Nonetheless, when the social worker approached Léa about Juliette, she immediately agreed to let her sister come and live with her.

Juliette is withdrawn and cold at first, preferring to spend most of her time alone. But Léa does her best to make her stay as pleasant as possible. The new situation makes her husband Luc feel uneasy, but the two adopted daughters are delighted about their new aunt. Theirs is a large house, and the family often have guests staying with them. Michel, Léa′s charming colleague, and Samir and Kaïsha, a couple who have emigrated, all help Juliette return to a normal way of life, while Léa discovers just how much she has missed the sister about whom she feels so terribly guilty. Gradually, the two women succeed in rebuilding the trust that time has destroyed as they learn to conquer the secrets and things left unsaid that so brutally tore them apart.

Philippe Claudel: "This is a film about the strength of women; about their ability to shine, to reinvent themselves and come alive again. It is a story about secrets and about being caged in. About the way in which we are all caged in."

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Philippe Claudel
Screenplay:Philippe Claudel
Director of photography:Jérôme Almérias
Editing:Virginie Bruant
Music:Jean-Louis Aubert
  
Cast: 
Kristin Scott ThomasJuliette
Elsa ZylbersteinLéa
Serge HazanaviciusLuc
Laurent GrévillMichel
Frédéric PierrotCapitaine Fauré
Lise SégurLys
Jean-Claude ArnaudPapy Paul
Mouss ZouheyriSamir
Souad MouchrikKaïsha
Catherine HosmalinBewährungshelferin
Claire JohnstonMutter von Juliette und Léa
Oliver CruvellierGérard
Lily-RoseEmélia
  
Production company:UGC YM (Neuilly)
Producer:Yves Marmion, Alfred Hürmer

All Credits

Director:Philippe Claudel
Assistant director:Julien Zidi
Screenplay:Philippe Claudel
Director of photography:Jérôme Almérias
Camera operator:Simon Beaufils
Set design:Samuel Deshors (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Gil Robillard
Costume design:Jacqueline Bouchard
Editing:Virginie Bruant
Sound:Pierre Lenoir, Stéphane Brunclair
Audio mixing:Gérard Lamps, Armelle Mahé
Music:Jean-Louis Aubert
  
Cast: 
Kristin Scott ThomasJuliette
Elsa ZylbersteinLéa
Serge HazanaviciusLuc
Laurent GrévillMichel
Frédéric PierrotCapitaine Fauré
Lise SégurLys
Jean-Claude ArnaudPapy Paul
Mouss ZouheyriSamir
Souad MouchrikKaïsha
Catherine HosmalinBewährungshelferin
Claire JohnstonMutter von Juliette und Léa
Oliver CruvellierGérard
Lily-RoseEmélia
  
Production company:UGC YM (Neuilly)
in co-production with:Integral Film GmbH (Berg)
in association with:France 3 Cinéma S.A. (Paris)
Producer:Yves Marmion, Alfred Hürmer
Executive producer:Sylvestre Guarino
Shoot:: Nancy
Original distributor:Alamode Filmverleih (München)
Funding:Sofica UCG (FR), Sofica Soficinéma (Paris), TPS Star (Paris), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:110 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 13.11.2008

Titles

Originaltitel (FR) Il y a longtemps que je t'aime
Originaltitel (DE) So viele Jahre liebe ich Dich

Versions

Original

Length:110 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 13.11.2008
 

Awards

Europäischer Filmpreis 2008
Beste Darstellerin