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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

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Philip Kaufman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Martha Gellhorn
Clive Owen ... Ernest Hemingway
David Strathairn ... John Dos Passos
Rodrigo Santoro ... Paco Zarra
Molly Parker ... Pauline Hemingway
Parker Posey ... Mary Welsh Hemingway
Tony Shalhoub ... Mikhail Koltsov
Santiago Cabrera ... Robert Capa
Lars Ulrich ... Joris Ivens
Peter Coyote ... Maxwell Perkins
Joan Chen ... Madame Chiang Kai Shek
Saverio Guerra ... Sidney Franklin
Mark Pellegrino ... Max Eastman
Remy Auberjonois ... John Ferno
Anthony Brandon Wong ... Chou En-lai
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Storyline

It was a romance born out of war...and later torn apart by it. This powerful drama recounts one of the great love stories of the 20th century: the relationship between literary giant Ernest Hemingway and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Written by Jwelch5742

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We were good in war. And when there was no war, we made our own.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hemingway & Gellhorn See more »

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Budget:

$19,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At the beginning of the seventeenth minute in the movie (after the goat, the rabbit leg, and the writing, the man gives the bottle to Gellhorn, saying, "Bort, kisasszony?" This is in Hungarian, and means, "Wine, Miss?" See more »

Goofs

During the Spanish civil war you see a Citroen Traction Avant 11B with a big booth. This model was first made in 1952, 15 years later. See more »

Quotes

Ernest Hemingway: Love is more infinitely durable than hate.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.70 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Story Written In Blood
Composed by Javier Navarrete
Performed by F.A.M.E.'S. Project (as The Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Ivan Illic
© 2012 Home Box Office, Inc.
(p) 2012 Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
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A Shallow Attempt
5 June 2012 | by CryptoGuySee all my reviews

I was really disappointed in this movie. The build up and anticipation for it was great. I had high expectations. With Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman leading the charge, it was Kaufman's to screw up, and screw it up he did.

The characters were shallow, but they fit right in with the ankle deep script. I thought the historic film gimmick was overplayed and laughable at times. Clive Owen tried his hardest to bring life to Stahl and Turner's straw-man. Hemingway never had any real motive and when it appeared that he might, it was abandoned. Nicole Kidman did a fine job as well, but it had to be long days and frustrating nights with the stiff dialogue. The supporting cast was lifeless, filled with assumptions, and caricatures of an era. Watching this film was like watching an artist that promised to paint you a masterpiece then he pulled out a mop. This was sloppy film-making and it started with the script and ended with the director. A poor showing for such a rich subject.


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