A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries | 1998

Drama, Adaptation
A soldier struggles with family life after returning from war.

Cast

... Bill Willis

Actor

... Marcella Willis

Actor

... Channe

Actor

... Billy

Actor

... Candida

Actor

... Mrs Fortescue

Actor

... Billy's Mother

Actor

... Social Worker

Actor

... Benoit/Billy

Actor

... Channe

Actor

... Bob Smith

Actor

... Mrs Smith

Actor

Company

British Screen Finance

Production Company

Fauna & Films

Production Company

Fly Productions

Production Company

Production Company

Pangea Media Group

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Based on memoirs, the story of an American family living in Paris in the sixties and seventies, told from the point of view of the daughter, Channe. The father, Bill Willis, is a successful expatriate writer, a WWII veteran haunted by his experiences in the Pacific. His wife, Marcella, is an emotional, fun-loving woman. The first segment is set when six-year old Benoit, a French orphan, is brought into the family for adoption: Channe and Benoit must get used to each other, and to school. The second segment deals with Channe's first friendship with a boy, this experience interrupted when the family move back to America for the sake of Bill's bad health. Having to deal with adolescence and assimilation to a new culture, along with their father's worsening health, both children experience identity crises questioning--to which nationality, and to which culture do their souls belong?

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