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The History of Love (2016)

The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an old man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother's loneliness.

Director:

Radu Mihaileanu

Writers:

Radu Mihaileanu (scenario and adaptation), Marcia Romano (scenario and adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gemma Arterton ... Alma Mereminski
Elliott Gould ... Bruno Leibovitch
Derek Jacobi ... Léo Gursky
Sophie Nélisse ... Alma Singer
Torri Higginson ... Charlotte Singer
Alex Ozerov ... Misha Strumann
Lynn Marocola ... Ferry Person
Mark Rendall ... Young Leo
Jamie Bloch ... Zoey Schwartz
Russell Yuen ... Chinese Book Store Owner
Julian Bailey ... Jeff
Masa Lizdek ... German Waitress
Nancy Cejari ... Italian Tourist
Lexie Kendrick
William Ainscough ... Bird
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The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an old man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother's loneliness.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

France | Belgium | Canada | Romania

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

9 November 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A História do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$492,272
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sir Derek Jacobi replaced Sir John Hurt, who had to drop out because he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. See more »

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moody and incohesive
2 March 2019 | by wolknerSee all my reviews

I don't know the novel, but from the hints of the film I could gather that the novel must have some deep appeal and intrigue. The film adaptation lacks any of that. The different layers of the story hardly make sense on their own, becoming only shorthands and clichees with little emotional impact. The episodes are longish and loose sight of the bigger picture. Production value and acting is good though, only the script lacks finesse.


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