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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

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


It was a romance born out of war...and later torn apart by it. This powerful drama recounts one of the great love stories of the 20th century: the relationship between literary giant Ernest Hemingway and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Written by Jwelch5742

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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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Did You Know?


James Gandolfini was originally attached to star as Ernest Hemingway but ended up as an executive producer. See more »


In one of the Spain scenes, Gellhorn shows up in a T-34/85. The scene takes place in 1936. No T-34s of any type appeared in Spain. The T-34 in general did not appear until 1940. The T-34/85 came into service in 1943. The tank in the movie was probably meant to represent a T-26, which are harder for filmmakers to find. See more »


Martha Gellhorn: I'm not dead yet, you fuck.
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References The Spanish Earth (1937) See more »


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A Shallow Attempt
5 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was really disappointed in this movie. The build up and anticipation for it was great. I had high expectations. With Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman leading the charge, it was Kaufman's to screw up, and screw it up he did.

The characters were shallow, but they fit right in with the ankle deep script. I thought the historic film gimmick was overplayed and laughable at times. Clive Owen tried his hardest to bring life to Stahl and Turner's straw-man. Hemingway never had any real motive and when it appeared that he might, it was abandoned. Nicole Kidman did a fine job as well, but it had to be long days and frustrating nights with the stiff dialogue. The supporting cast was lifeless, filled with assumptions, and caricatures of an era. Watching this film was like watching an artist that promised to paint you a masterpiece then he pulled out a mop. This was sloppy film-making and it started with the script and ended with the director. A poor showing for such a rich subject.

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