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A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries 
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A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries 
Release date: 18 September 1998 
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Touchstone Pictures 
Buena Vista Pictures 
Kris Kristofferson ---------- Bill Willis, father, writer 
Barbara Hershey ----------- Marcella Willis, wife 
Leelee Sobieski ------------ Channe Willis, the daughter 
Jesse Bradford ------------- Billy Willis 
Anthony Roth Costanzo --- Francis Fortescue 
Dominique Blanc ---------- Candida, Portuguese nanny 
Jane Birkin ----------------- Mrs. Fortescue 
Virginie Ledoyen ----------- Billy’s Mother 
Samuel Gruen -------------- Benoit, young French orphan who is adopted into the family 
Luisa Conlon --------------- Young Channe 
Isaac de Bankole ---------- Mamadou 

Directed by ---------------- James Ivory 
Produced by --------------- Ismail Merchant 
Executive producer ------- Richard Hawley, Nayeem Hafizka 
Co-executive producers -- Sharon Harel, Jane Barclay 
Co-producer --------------- Paul Bradley 
Music by ------------------- Richard Robbins 
Camera -------------------- Jean-Marc Fabre 
Costume Design by ------ Carol Ramsey 
Written by ----------------- James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 
Based on novel by -------- Kaylie Jones 
Rated R for language. 
The movie, "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries", is about the coming of age from the daughter's point of view (Channe). Her father Bill Willis is a successful American writer living with his family in Paris in the 1960s and 1970s when they adopt a young French orphan into the family. While still in Paris, Channe develops a friendship with Francis. Then the family returns to the US so that Bill can be treated for his ailing heart. 

Based on Kaylie Jones’ 1990 semi-autobiographical novel that chronicles the moving tale of the growth of a family. 

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"A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
by Kaylie Jones 
Paperback - 176 pages (September 1998) 


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