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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

TV Movie  |  TV-MA  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  28 May 2012 (USA)
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paco Zarra
Pauline Hemingway
Mikhail Koltsov
Sidney Franklin
John Ferno


A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

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We were good in war. And when there was no war, we made our own.


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Release Date:

28 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hemingvej i Gelhorn  »

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$19,500,000 (estimated)

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At the beginning of the 17th minute in the movie (after the goat, the rabbit leg and the writing, the man gives the bottle to Gellhorn, saying 'Bort, kisasszony?' This is in Hungarian, and means '[Would you like] Wine, Miss?' See more »


Robert Capa uses a Leica camera with a Summar 5cm lens. This type of lens needs to be extended out from the camera to enable it to focus an image onto the camera's film. However, in the movie, the Leica's lens is shown in its collapsed, unusable position, even when Capa is taking pictures with it. See more »


Ernest Hemingway: So what do you do, sophisticated?
Martha Gellhorn: What do I do? Lately, I've been seeing the world.
Ernest Hemingway: How is the world?
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Ambitious but without direction
29 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The movie left me flat. I was interested in the history and intrigued to see how it was portrayed. Skipping back and forth between the sepia, black and white and colour formats was disruptive. Further I don't think that the two principals did their roles justice. Like Hemingway they tried, almost painfully at times, to be larger than life and it resulted in inconsistent portrayals of these remarkable characters....both are good actors...probably a function of bad direction. The love affair didn't work at all....I guess a combination of things got in the way of my enjoying the movie. Several times I commented "this is not a very good flick" as we watched...and yet we watched it to the end...knowing how it would end....a strange viewing experience. I wanted it to be better and it had such potential to be so.

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