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Les contes de la nuit (2011)

Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot.

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Julien Béramis ...
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Michel Elias ...
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Olivier Claverie ...
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Isabelle Guiard ...
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Yves Barsacq ...
Théo (voice)
Legrand Bemba-Debert ...
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Fabrice Daudet Grazaï ...
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Sabine Pakora ...
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Gérard Diby ...
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Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot.

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20 July 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Los cuentos de la noche  »

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$7,154 (USA) (28 September 2012)

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$10,975 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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Sababou
music by Fabrice Daudet Grazaï, lyrics by Fatoumata Diawara
Interpreted by Fatoumata Diawara
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Some Good Some Bad
17 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Tales of the Night is a 2011 French computer silhouette animation feature film directed by Michel Ocelot. I didn't see it in its 3D theatrical release... so no comment on that.

A girl, a boy and an old cinema technician create stories using a machine. They then perform each story. The six stories are all clunky dialog clunky world culture tales.

I likes some of the stories more than others. But for better or worst, they have the feeling of unsophisticated old fairy tales. The gimmick of the old cinema machine to lead into each story just isn't worth the time. And I have to say it diminishes the stories if they just make it up. It'd be better if they made it as some kind of cultural discovery like the Grimm brothers.

The style of animation also don't give the facial expressions needed for emotional depths. But it gets some cool points and fits the naive stories.


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