Tale of Tales Movie

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Who's Involved:

John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, Matteo Garrone

Release Date:

Friday, April 22, 2016 (Limited)


Runtime: 2 hrs, 5 m
Language: EnglishRussian

Plot: What's the story about?

Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of three kings: in the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (John Reilly) and his Queen (Salma Hayek) attempt to conceive a child through very unusual means; meanwhile, in Highhills, the none-too-bright monarch (Toby Jones) marries off his daughter to brutal ogre while developing a strange obsession with breeding a giant flea; and, the sex-obsessed crown of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) is in for a shock when the woman he falls in love with is not quite what she seems. Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.

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Who stars in Tale of Tales: Cast List

"The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" , "The Eternals"  

"Underwater" , "Derailed"  

"A Boy Called Christmas" , "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"  

"Sing 2" , "Sing"  

Who's making Tale of Tales: Crew List

A look at the Tale of Tales behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Matteo Garrone last directed Pinocchio and Dogman.



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Production: What we know about Tale of Tales?

Key Facts

  1. Inspired by the celebrated fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
  2. Official Selection, 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2015: The film was in Completed status.

Tale of Tales Release Date: When was the film released?

Tale of Tales was released in 2016 on Friday, April 22, 2016 (Limited release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including The Huntsman: Winter's War, Compadres and Nina.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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