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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
Sophie Nélisse ... Alma Singer
Elliott Gould ... Bruno Leibovitch
Derek Jacobi ... Léo Gursky
Torri Higginson ... Charlotte Singer
Julian Bailey ... Jeff
Alex Ozerov ... Misha Strumann
Mark Rendall ... Young Leo
Jamie Bloch ... Zoey Schwartz
Lynn Marocola ... Ferry Person
Russell Yuen ... Chinese Book Store Owner
William Ainscough ... Bird
Masa Lizdek ... German Waitress
Scott Eliasoph ... Worker
Nancy Cejari ... Italian Tourist
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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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Derek Jacobi replaced John Hurt who had to drop out because he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. See more »

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a movie full of symbols
22 June 2017 | by alter_ego-33985See all my reviews

This is a fantastic movie, full of symbols. It conveys the most diverse emotions from sympathy to admiration, from sadness to enthusiasm.

Radu Mihaileanu managed to build an amazing character, Léo Gursky with whom it is impossible not to empathize. He is like an oxymoron. You can feel both his sorrow and his positive and innocent attitude towards life. He conveys sympathy as well as dignity at the same time!

The film is also very dynamic, with intertwined plans, which keeps you focused.

In a world where relationships are consumed so quickly, what a wonderful lesson we are given by these loyal and faithful characters who decide to love one person for their whole life!


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