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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
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
Lynn Marocola ... Ferry Person
Julian Bailey ... Jeff
Jim O'Hare ... Isaac Moritz (voice)
William Ainscough ... Bird
Russell Yuen ... Chinese Book Store Owner
Masa Lizdek ... German Waitress
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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Great movie
10 September 2017 | by j-m-wSee all my reviews

Its awesome how this film manages to twist and bring together its multi-layered story. Really heartwarming. Especially because you actually don't like any character of this movie. They are cute and you feel with them, but there isn't someone who is clearly the hero-main character. I really enjoyed it, all of them have there small personalities and mistakes. But you cant stop watching because of this.

They cut out one scene with the young Alma, which i would regret as a cutter, because it clarifies the motivation of young Alma on the point, where i had some struggles to understand her only with the movie, though i have to say, you can understand her motivation only with the movie as well.

Everybody who likes a heartwarming story with multidimensional characters and a multi-layered story, i can hardly recommend this movie.


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