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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

R| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
The cultural differences between France and the United States are depicted through the eyes of young Channe Willis (Leelee Sobieski), the daughter of American writer Bill Willis (Kris Kristofferson). Along with his wife, Marcella (Barbara Hershey), Bill raises his family in free-spirited 1960s Paris, but a subsequent return to America throws Channe into culture shock as she contends with a more repressed society. The film is based on the book by Kaylie Jones, daughter of author James Jones.

Cast: Kris Kristofferson , Barbara Hershey , Leelee Sobieski , Jesse Bradford , Anthony Roth Costanzo , Dominique Blanc , Jane Birkin , Virginie Ledoyen

Director: James Ivory

Genres: Drama

Distributor: MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Universal Pictures, October Films

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

Release Date: September 18th, 1998|2 hr. 7 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • By now, fans of the studied loveliness of Merchant Ivory films savor that they aren't pat, slick or especially action-packed. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries is a fine example -- themes percolate and evolve into poignancy. show more

  • Soldier's Daughter is at its best when alluding to the quasi- romantic attachments and undefined crushes that develop in small groups and keep the engines whirring. The inchoate longings go round and round, as subtly as befits the movie's rather smallish canvas. [18 Sep 1998, Pg.57] show more

  • The film's appeal is in the details. This is one of [Merchant-Ivory's] best films. show more

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