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Les contes de la nuit (2011)

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Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot.


Michel Ocelot


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julien Béramis Julien Béramis ... Boy (voice)
Marine Griset ... Girl (voice)
Michel Elias Michel Elias ... (voice)
Olivier Claverie Olivier Claverie ... (voice)
Isabelle Guiard Isabelle Guiard ... (voice)
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Théo (voice)
Legrand Bemba-Debert ... (voice) (as Legrand Bemba Débert)
Fatoumata Diawara ... (voice)
Fabrice Daudet Grazaï Fabrice Daudet Grazaï ... (voice)
Sabine Pakora Sabine Pakora ... Cultivatrice / Cuisinière (voice)
Gérard Diby Gérard Diby ... (voice)
Umban Gomez de Kset Umban Gomez de Kset ... (voice)
Firmine Richard ... (voice)
Olivia Brunaux Olivia Brunaux ... (voice)
Serge Feuillard Serge Feuillard ... (voice)


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Animation | Fantasy


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Release Date:

20 July 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Los cuentos de la noche See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,154, 30 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,975, 30 September 2012
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Edited from Dragons et princesses: L'Élue de la Ville d'or (2010) See more »


music by Fabrice Daudet Grazaï, lyrics by Fatoumata Diawara
Interpreted by Fatoumata Diawara
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9 November 2011 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I seriously have no idea why this was "made" 3-D. There was not real depth behind it (and I'm not even talking that much about character depth, though it is missing a bit too). While your imagination may be having a real hoot with this, your senses may tell you otherwise.

The story as it is, isn't that inventive either. It is nice and you can follow it pretty easy, but there is nothing special about the stories (3-D and animation aside that is, though as said, especially the former isn't really working on any level, no pun intended). I wonder what kids will think of this. Because they might be the main target audience for this. But I couldn't tell if this works for them ...

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