Overview

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.

  1. James Ivory

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Kaylie Jones

    Novel

  3. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kris Kristofferson

    Kris Kristofferson

    Bill Willis

  2. Leelee Sobieski

    Leelee Sobieski

    Charlotte Anne 'Channe' Willis, Age 14

  3. Jane Birkin

    Jane Birkin

    Mrs. Fortescue

  4. Barbara Hershey

    Barbara Hershey

    Marcella Willis

  5. Dominique Blanc

    Dominique Blanc

    Candida

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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

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  • September 18, 1998
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Italian

Runtime 2h 7m

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Revenue $1,782,005.00

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