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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.

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Michel Ocelot

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Michel Ocelot
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Cast

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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From the inexhaustible imagination of an eloquent writer, a creative costume designer, and an inspired graphic artist who assemble in an abandoned but magical old cinema, six allegorical tales of heroism, kindness and love intertwine with a multi-cultural journey in history at the four corners of the earth. Starting off in Medieval Europe, an unspeakable secret burdens a love-smitten young prince--while at an exotic place in the West Indies--an intrepid adventurer is aided in his quest by an unexpected trio of supporters. Next, the fatalist citizens of the extravagant Aztec City of Gold finally get their Chosen One, as a passionate boy finds his true calling somewhere in a sun-kissed West-African village. Then, a noble Tibetan youth who enjoys the King's trust brings himself to an impossibly painful dilemma--and, lastly--a fervent couple of youthful lovers is torn by a venomous curse. These are the enchanting stories of the night, where everything is possible in the name of love. Written by Nick Riganas

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Animation | Fantasy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 July 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Los cuentos de la noche See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,154, 30 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,975, 30 September 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Sababou
music by Fabrice Daudet Grazaï, lyrics by Fatoumata Diawara
Interpreted by Fatoumata Diawara
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Flat
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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