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Love Means… Never Having To Explain Why You Were In Jail
January 13, 2009, 1:05 am
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I’ve Loved You So Long  ( 2008 )  Written and Directed by Philippe Claudel

lovedyou460Kristen Scott Thomas plays Juliette a women recently released from prison after serving 15 years for killing her 6 year old son.  Juliette is now living with her sister, whom she hasn’t seen in years.  The film centers around Juliette a broken soul haunted by her past who is searching for the  ability to adapt to her new life as a free women.  Juliettes younger sister  Lea graciously welcomes Juliette into her life, along with her two adopted daughters,and husband Luc.  Luc does not take well to the fact that Juliette is living with them or that she is allowed to be around there children. He fears for the saftey of his children. Juliette is so far gone she would almost seem to be a ghost.  Lea desperately tries to bring her sister back form the depths of hell, but cannot because she does not fully understand her sister reasoning behind the murder.  Juliette will not reveal her reasoning and her sister is obviously curious.  The film is a lot to take in but is tragically moving, a story about redemption and re-humanization. Kristen a native of England flawlessly delivers a stunning performance in French.  She can move between French and English flawlessly without anyone noticing.