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Tales of the Night (2011)

Les contes de la nuit (original title)
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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Girl (voice)
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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Firmine Richard ...
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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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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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Edited from Dragons et princesses: L'Élue de la Ville d'or (2010) See more »

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Tolon
music by Fabrice Daudet Grazaï, lyrics by Fatoumata Diawara
Interpreted by Fatoumata Diawara
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Beautifully simple
24 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If someone were to ask if I recommended Tales of the Night, the answer would be yes. It is a very simple film and doesn't break new ground from a thematic perspective. That doesn't matter because so much of the movie is beautifully done. The animation makes for a visual treat, not just the shadowy silhouettes for the character designs and the drama being conveyed but also the backgrounds with the gloriously vivid colours. The music doesn't overbear what's happening in the six featured stories, as well as being sensitive, lushly orchestrated and lyrical it allows the stories to speak for themselves. And speak for themselves they do, the moralising, positive messaging and lessons do not preach and are ones that anybody young and old can relate fully to as well as being important values. There is an Aesop's Fables feel at times especially in The Werewolf, not that that it is an issue, far from it. And the stories do have great atmosphere while never trying to be too complicated, The Boy Who Never Lied and Boy Tam-Tam are somewhat graphic yet magical. Personal favourite has to go to The Doe Girl and the Architect's Son, which contains the best animation of the film and is quite poignant. The characters don't break new ground either but they have a real charm to them and carry their stories very well. In fact, if there was anything that wasn't quite right it was the old-theatre-and-re-enacting links, not a bad idea but at times clumsily handled. Other than that, Tales of the Night is a very good film indeed. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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