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A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries

A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries

A Feature film by James Ivory

Release in France : 21/04/1999


    "A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries" tells the story of an American family through the eyes of a little girl, Channe Willis, beginning in Paris in the late sixties. When Channe is seven years old, her parents adopt a young French boy of the same age. Her father, a well-known writer, decides to return to the United States when the children reach adolescence. The film focuses on the men in Channe’s life: her brother Billy, her best friend Francis and her ailing father. It evokes the life of American ex-pats in a country whose customs and way of life remain foreign to them, and who are like foreigners themselves as they head back to an America that is no longer familiar to them.

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Merchant Ivory Productions

    French distribution :

    Fox France

    Foreign production companies :

    Merchant Ivory Productions UK, October Films

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    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Ismail Merchant

    Screenwriters :

    James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Marc Fabre

    Editor :

    Noëlle Boisson

    Music Composer :

    Richard Robbins

    Costume designer :

    Carol Ramsey

    Line Producers :

    Richard Hawley, Nayeem Hafizka

    Co-producer :

    Paul Bradley

    Sound Recordist :

    Ludovic Hénault

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Bufnoir

    Casting :

    Marion Tenet

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    Feature film

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    Great Britain, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Great Britain, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 5 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)


    Out of Competition