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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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gemma Arterton ... Alma Mereminski
Elliott Gould ... Bruno Leibovitch
Derek Jacobi ... Léo Gursky
Sophie Nélisse ... Alma Singer
Torri Higginson ... Charlotte Singer
Mark Rendall ... Young Leo
Alex Ozerov ... Misha Strumann
Jamie Bloch ... Zoey Schwartz
Masa Lizdek ... German Waitress
William Ainscough ... Bird
Julian Bailey ... Jeff
Scott Eliasoph ... Worker
Russell Yuen ... Chinese Book Store Owner
Samantha Hodhod ... Secretary
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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Sir Derek Jacobi replaced Sir John Hurt, who had to drop out because he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. See more »

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The definitive bad adaption
9 March 2018 | by VoyagerMN1986See all my reviews

On can only hope that this film servers some purpose by being used in Film 101 for film students to see all the possible attributes of definitive bad adaption. I have to say I enjoyed the novel. The novel *tries* to be original, self consciously so. One gets the sense the author had made a study of non-linear timeline work and threw in some Proust and painful immigration and old age stories. Still the novel is worth a read, it is complex, and average to above average work

But the film is a complete mess. Two thirds or more of the narrative complexity and intersections, which are precisely what makes the novel interesting, are lopped away. Amazingly the film still is disjointed and jarring, and instead of being easier to follow -- now simply full of narrative holes.


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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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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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