A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

1998

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

Critics Consensus

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries applies Merchant-Ivory's magic touch to a more contemporary era while empathetically observing the lives of expatriate Americans in Paris.

77%

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Reviews Counted: 26

72%
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Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,649

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72%
Average Rating: 3.4/5

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Movie Info

The story of an American family living in Paris in the sixties and seventies. The father is a successful writer, a WWII veteran haunted by his experiences in the Pacific. His wife is an emotional, fun-loving woman. The film opens the day six-year old Benoit, a french orphan, is brought into the family for adoption.

Cast

Kris Kristofferson
as Bill Willis
Jane Birkin
as Mrs. Fortescue
Virginie Ledoyen
as Billy's Mother
Anthony Roth Costanzo
as Francis Fortescue
Harley Cross
as Keith Carter
Macha Méril
as Madame Beauvier
Nathalie Richard
as Mademoiselle Fournier
Bob Swaim
as Bob Smith
Luisa Conlon
as Young Channe
Samuel Gruen
as Benoit/Young Billy
Frederic Da
as Stephane
Antoine Chain
as Billy's Father
Michelle Fairley
as Miss O'Shaunessy
Sarah Haxaire
as Mademoiselle Devereux
Marie Henriau
as Social Worker
Scott Miles
as 1st Jock
Dominic Gould
as Poker Player, Paris
Susan Gutfreund
as Poker Player, Paris
Stephanie Levin
as Poker Player, Paris
Louis Niedleman
as Poker Player, Paris
Anna Niedleman
as Poker Player, Paris
Louis St. Calbre
as Poker Player, Paris
Anne-Cécile Crapie
as Mademoiselle Picot
Elizabeth Villeminot
as Cassandra Smith
Catherine Villeminot
as Mary-Ellen Smith
Florence Villeminot
as Gillis Smith
Emma Scaife
as Bethany
Anthony Decadi
as Schoolyard Tease
Valerie Toledano
as Mademoiselle Fauchon
Tammy Arnold
as Real Estate Agent
Loretta Anawalt
as Poker Player, Wilmington
Bruce Anawalt
as Poker Player, Wilmington
Tammy Helm
as Poker Player, Wilmington
Don Baker
as Poker Player, Wilmington
Mitch Eakins
as 2nd Jock
Christopher Berry
as Steve Bates
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Critic Reviews for A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (8)

Audience Reviews for A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

A great drama and a change of pace from James Ivory's other work.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

An intriguing movie

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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