A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience health problems. Living in France with his wife, daughter, and an adopted son, the family travels an unconventional road which casts them as outsiders to others. Preaching a sexual freedom, his daughter's sexual discovery begins at an early age and betrays her when the family moves to Hanover in America. Her overt sexuality clashes with the values of her teenage American peers and gives her a problematic reputation. Meanwhile, her brooding brother copes with his own interior pain regarding his past, only comfortable communicating within the domestic space.

  • James Ivory
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Kaylie Jones
  • James Ivory
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  • Release Date: 1998-09-18
  • Language: Français | English
  • Country: FR, GB, US
  • Runtime: 127
  • Revenue: $1,782,005

Barbara Hershey

Marcella Willis

Michelle Fairley

Miss O'Shaunessy

Christopher Berry

Steve Bates

Anthony Roth Costanzo

Francis Fortescue

Jesse Bradford

Billy Willis, Age 14

Jane Birkin

Mrs. Fortescue

Nathalie Richard

Madame Fournier

Leelee Sobieski

Charlotte Anne 'Channe' Willis, Age 14

Harley Cross

Keith Carter

Virginie Ledoyen

Billy's Mother

Isaach De Bankolé

Mamadou (as Isaac De Bankole)

Kris Kristofferson

Bill Willis

Macha Méril

Madame Beauvier

Frédéric Da

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