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The History of Love (2016)

The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an old man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother's loneliness.

Director:

Radu Mihaileanu

Writers:

Radu Mihaileanu (scenario and adaptation), Marcia Romano (scenario and adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gemma Arterton ... Alma Mereminski
Derek Jacobi ... Léo Gursky
Elliott Gould ... Bruno Leibovitch
Sophie Nélisse ... Alma Singer
Torri Higginson ... Charlotte Singer
Mark Rendall ... Young Leo
Alex Ozerov ... Misha Strumann
Jamie Bloch ... Zoey Schwartz
Masa Lizdek ... German Waitress
Julian Bailey ... Jeff
Russell Yuen ... Chinese Book Store Owner
William Ainscough ... Bird
Cindel Chartrand ... Beautiful Woman in Bathing Suit
Miriam Rizea ... Rosa's friend
Corneliu Ulici Corneliu Ulici ... Young Bruno Leibovitch
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The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an old man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother's loneliness.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Trivia

An excerpt from the novel "The History of Love" (2005) by Nicole Krauss was first published in The New Yorker in 2004 under the title "The Last Words on Earth". Then the rights to the novel were bought by Warner Brothers before the official publication date on May 2, 2005 because Alfonso Cuarón considered directing a movie adaptation. See more »

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moody and incohesive
2 March 2019 | by wolknerSee all my reviews

I don't know the novel, but from the hints of the film I could gather that the novel must have some deep appeal and intrigue. The film adaptation lacks any of that. The different layers of the story hardly make sense on their own, becoming only shorthands and clichees with little emotional impact. The episodes are longish and loose sight of the bigger picture. Production value and acting is good though, only the script lacks finesse.


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Country:

France | Belgium | Canada | Romania

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

9 November 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$492,272
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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