Scott Thomas, who’s been relegated to playing icy Brits in films like The English Patient (1996), shines in I’ve Loved You So Long — a devastating French-language drama about an ex-con with a horrific secret. After 15 years in prison, Scott Thomas moves in with her kid sister’s family and slowly awakens to the outside world. Makeup-free and speaking flawless French, she’s all quiet, sharply etched details — the sort of subtle turn that Oscar tends to ignore. Light on EXTRAS, the disc includes a dubbed English track, with Scott Thomas pulling double duty in her native tongue. A?
Genre: Drama; Starring: Kristin Scott-Thomas, Laurent Grevill, Elsa Zylberstein; Director: Philippe Claudel; Author: Philippe Claudel; Release Date Limited: 10/24/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 117; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted February 25 2009 — 12:00 AM EST
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