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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.

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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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Fables for the grown ups. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,000, 24 April 2016

Gross USA:

$80,809
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

'Il Pentamerone' by Giambattista Basile was written in the 17th century and contained fifty Neapolitan tales, linked together by one frame story, in a similar style to the Arabian Nights. This film adapts three of these stories, with elements transplanted from several others. See more »

Goofs

In the first story the King is in a 16th century 'diving suit', which if not odd enough in itself, has no air tank or air source while he is under water for minutes doing battle with a giant sea monster. See more »

Quotes

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

Sì dolce è 'l tormento, SV 332
(from "Quarto scherzo delle ariose vaghezze")
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi
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Fairy tales your mother never told you..
2 September 2015 | by hiyaboyosSee all my reviews

I had the chance to see this movie. As with most, I didn't have a chance to see any trailers so I had no idea what to expect.

In a word, I would call the movie unique and not just another fairy tale movie like all the others. These have a darker twist to them and a fate and/or consequences for those involved. The movie has definite pluses and minuses.

Definite pluses: the music, the costumes, the beautiful exotic settings, the special effects, and the acting and choice of cast. All were very good.

I'm neutral on the separate plots. Some people say the plots are related and some say they aren't. I guess that's up to the viewer and how he/she interprets them. I'm not a particular fan of the macabre.

Definite minus: the movie as a whole piece of work is kind of a mess. The three stories jump around and there is no smooth time line of events. They are all kind of just thrown together. A visual mess.

Another minus: the ending. It just ends leaving you hanging and wondering what happened to certain people.

This movie is so unique that is can have such exceptional cinematography but yet have such jumbled up plot lines.

I guess the only main theme across all the stories is about obsession and how it can affect you and those around you if it is not kept under control.


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