Tale of Tales

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Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres and sorcerers. Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary director of “Gomorrah.” “Tale of Tales” is based on 3 spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century... read more
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Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres and sorcerers. Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this breathtaking Baroque fantasy from the visionary director of “Gomorrah.” “Tale of Tales” is based on 3 spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by 17th-century folklorist Giambattista Basile. It unleashes a barrage of mind-bogglingly gorgeous and fantastical imagery as it brings to life the (mis)adventures of 3 kings. In the kingdom of Darkwood, the King (John C. 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. 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. This intoxicating cinematic spectacle is full of surreal surprises, and a journey into the dark heart of fairy tales.

Original Release

05/14/2015

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Cast

Directors

Matteo Garrone

Writers

Matteo Garrone, Giambattista Basile, Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso

Cast

Salma Hayek Queen of Longtrellis
Vincent Cassel King of Strongcliff
Toby Jones King of Highhills
Shirley Henderson Imma
Hayley Carmichael Dora
Stacy Martin Young Dora
Kathryn Hunter Witch
Jessie Cave Fenizia
Bebe Cave Violet
Christian Lees Elias
Jonah Lees Jonah
Guillaume Delaunay Ogre
Ryan McParland Lackey
Alba Rohrwacher Mother Circus Performer
Laura Pizzirani Jonah's Mother
Franco Pistoni Necromancer
Giulio Beranek Circus Performer #2
Massimo Ceccherini Father Circus Performer
Renato Scarpa Barber
Giselda Volodi Lady-in-Waiting #1

Producers

Peter Watson Executive Producer
Anne Sheehan Executive Producer
Alessio Lazzareschi Executive Producer
Nicki Hattingh Executive Producer
Sheryl Crown Executive Producer
Matteo Garrone Producer
Jeremy Thomas Producer
Jean Labadie Producer
Justin Kelly Producer
Alainée Kent Producer
Anne Labadie Producer
Davide Tovi Producer
Andrea Zoso Producer

Editors

Marco Spoletini

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