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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
Torri Higginson ... Charlotte Singer
Elliott Gould ... Bruno Leibovitch
Derek Jacobi ... Léo Gursky
Sophie Nélisse ... Alma Singer
Mark Rendall ... Young Leo
Lynn Marocola ... Ferry Person
Jamie Bloch ... Zoey Schwartz
Alex Ozerov ... Misha Strumann
Jim O'Hare ... Isaac Moritz (voice)
Masa Lizdek ... German Waitress
William Ainscough ... Bird
Corneliu Ulici Corneliu Ulici ... Young Bruno Leibovitch
Nancy Cejari ... Italian Tourist
Julian Bailey ... Jeff
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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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Country:

France | Belgium | Canada | Romania

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

9 November 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A História do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

€15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The acclaimed novel "The History of Love" [2005] by Nicole Krauss was published in 38 countries and sold over 1 million units in the U.S. alone. [2017] 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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