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Tale of Tales (2015)

Il racconto dei racconti - Tale of Tales (original title)
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From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

Director:

Matteo Garrone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Salma Hayek ... Queen of Longtrellis
Vincent Cassel ... King of Strongcliff
Toby Jones ... King of Highhills
John C. Reilly ... King of Longtrellis
Shirley Henderson ... Imma
Hayley Carmichael ... Dora
Bebe Cave ... Violet
Stacy Martin ... Young Dora
Christian Lees ... Elias
Jonah Lees ... Jonah
Laura Pizzirani Laura Pizzirani ... Jonah's Mother
Franco Pistoni Franco Pistoni ... Necromancer
Jessie Cave ... Fenizia
Michael Martini Michael Martini ... 1st Circus Boy
Alessandro Campagna Alessandro Campagna ... 2nd Circus Boy
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Storyline

The film serves as Garrone's English-language debut and will interweave three separate story strands bookended by brief bits in which Italians Alba Rohrwacher and Massimo Ceccherini will play a street circus family. In one tale Salma Hayek will play a jealous queen who forfeits her husband's life. In another, Vincent Cassel plays a king whose passion is stoked by two mysterious sisters. Written by moha alomari

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Taglines:

A feast for the imagination See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, some violence and bloody images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy | France | UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

22 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tale of Tales See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,871, 24 April 2016

Gross USA:

$118,925

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,497,104
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene with the King of Longtrellis fighting the aquatic dragon was supposed to be much more dynamic, but Matteo Garrone had to make some adjustments (for instance, the point of view shot of the King) because the dragon itself (an actual prop and not CGI) broke down while being shown to Garrone's son and his classmates during a break. See more »

Goofs

In the credits the name of the Italian composer Girolamo Frescobaldi (1584-1643) is misspelled 'Frescobladi'. See more »

Quotes

Elias: I like being with him.
Elias: He's like a brother to me.
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Soundtracks

Se l'aura spira tutta vezzosa, F 7.15
Composed by Girolamo Frescobaldi
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Beautiful
22 May 2015 | by caterinamirielloSee all my reviews

This movie is a pure piece of beauty. The direction is amazing, the photography is beyond perfection and the music is inspiring. The locations are unusual and yet are all in Italy. Of course, since the movie is an intersection three fairy tales (not for children, as they're pretty harsh), don't expect the most intriguing plot ever, but its execution has been magistral. I did not give 10 because of the screenplay, which is sometimes a little predictable, and because of the acting, which is extremely heterogeneous across actors: great Salma Hayek, Toby Jones, John Reilly and the Lees brothers, but the others a little less. All in all, I definitely recommend to see this movie.


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