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The Tale (2018)

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A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.

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Jennifer Fox

Writer:

Jennifer Fox
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Frances Conroy ... Mrs. G - Older
Elizabeth Debicki ... Mrs. G
Laura Dern ... Jennifer
Jason Ritter ... Bill
Ellen Burstyn ... Nettie
John Heard ... William P. Allens
Common ... Martin
Laura Allen ... Young Nettie
Isabelle Nélisse ... Jenny at 13
Matthew Rauch ... Aaron
Jaqueline Fleming ... Margie
Tina Parker ... Fran
Chelsea Alden ... Samantha
Noah Lomax ... Lucas
Jodi Long ... Rebecca
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A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2018 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tale See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Third project in three years in which Laura Dern works opposite another actor's final performance, which was released after that actor's death. Twin Peaks (2017) was the final project for Warren Frost, Catherine E. Coulson, and Miguel Ferrer. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) was the last film for Carrie Fisher. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the year 2008 but the technical devices such as Apple iPhone, iMac and Macbook are from 2015, when filming took place. See more »

Quotes

Bill: When I say naga, you say nee! Ready? Naga!
Jenny at 13: Nee!
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If You Could Read My Mind
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I've never written a review but..
25 July 2018 | by parkii-56642See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely perfect. It's raw, real, and shows how sexual abuse can affect the subconscious for a lifetime. As someone who was sexually abused at a young age, I recommend this movie to anyone who has gone through something similar. You won't regret it.

The acting is superb, the writing and style of film works great for the theme.

POWERFUL, MOVING, BREATHTAKINGLY PAINFUL.. This is one movie I will never forget.


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