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A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

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The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fania
... Arieh
... Amos
... Old Amos (voice)
... Israel Zarchi
... Al Hilwani (as Makram J. Khoury)
... Haya
... Old Amos (as Alex Peleg)
... Tsvi
... The Pioneer (as Tomer Kapon)
... Teenage Amos (as Yonatan Shiray)
... Mr. Licht
... Colonel Jan
... Grandma Klausner (as Dina Doronne)
Itzchak Peker ... Grandpa Klausner (as Itzhak Peker)
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Based on the international best-seller by Amos Oz, A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS is the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live. Written by Studio

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content and some disturbing violent images | See all certifications »

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Une histoire d'amour et de ténèbres  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,170, 19 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$569,381, 2 October 2016
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Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem to a Jewish family. See more »

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Old Amos: The only way to keep the dream alive, full of hope and hot disappointing is to never try to implement it. A dream brought to life is disappointing. This disappointment is the nature of dreams.
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Women's Dance from Aleko
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by Sergei Rachmaninoff feat. Nicholas Britell and Tim Fain
(P) 2015 Voltage Pictures under exclusive license to Milan Entertainment Inc.
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must watch! a phenomenon piece of art!!!
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Natalie Portman's first film has left me with even bigger admiration for her than what I had before. It's absolutely incredible what she has created. Extraordinary directing, amazing acting (she always act perfectly, but here she does it in Hebrew which is not to be taken for granted! Let's admit it- the woman is brilliant...), perfect filming and soundtrack. I can't get over how powerful this experience just was. I'm so looking forward now to see what other films she will direct because clearly she has got a great talent for that a well. Also, she chose an important story to create a film for. I mean, it really is a part of Israel's history. So, I have no more words other than to tell you - Please, go see it now! You don't want to miss that...


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