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Tale of Tales ()

Il racconto dei racconti - Tale of Tales (original title)
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From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired... See more »

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Queen of Longtrellis
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King of Strongcliff
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King of Highhills
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King of Longtrellis
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Imma
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Dora
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Violet
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Young Dora
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Elias
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Jonah
Laura Pizzirani ...
Jonah's Mother
Franco Pistoni ...
Necromancer
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Fenizia
Michael Martini ...
1st Circus Boy
Alessandro Campagna ...
2nd Circus Boy
Lorenzo Bernardi ...
Contortionist
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Lady-in-Waiting #1
Giuseppina Cervizzi ...
Lady-in-Waiting #2
Luisa Ragusa ...
Lady-in-Waiting #3
Giovanni Calcagno ...
Court Knight
Stefano Strufaldi ...
Court Cardinal
Giuseppe Carnemolla ...
Court Astrologer
Diego Parenti ...
Baby Elias
Gherardo Toccafondi ...
Baby Elias
Lorenzo Mastronardi ...
Baby Jonah
Paolo Risi ...
Court Jester #1
Giuliano del Taglia ...
Court Jester #2
Betty La Padula ...
Court Jester #3
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Witch
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Lackey
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Knife Sharpener
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Barber
Guenda Goria ...
1st Maid of Honour
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2nd Maid of Honour
Talita Bartoli ...
Courtesan #1
Cristiana Vaccaro ...
Courtesan #2
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Courtesan #3
Andrea Rodriguez ...
Courtesan #4
Sabrina La Torre ...
Courtesan #5
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Ogre
Eric MacLennan ...
Doctor
Nicola Sloane ...
Violet's Handmaiden
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Circus Performer #1
Giulio Beranek ...
Circus Performer #2
Vincenzo Nemolato ...
Circus Performer #3
Martina Laticignola ...
Young Violet
Andrea Loreni ...
Tightrope Walker
Vincenzo Pellegrini ...
Suitor #1
Francesco Lomascolo ...
Suitor #2
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Suitor #3
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Mother Circus Performer
Massimo Ceccherini ...
Father Circus Performer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomas Pustina
Grazia Daddario ...
Paggio (uncredited)

Directed by

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Matteo Garrone

Written by

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Giambattista Basile ... (book "Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille")
 
Edoardo Albinati ... (screenplay) &
Ugo Chiti ... (screenplay) &
Matteo Garrone ... (screenplay) &
Massimo Gaudioso ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Sheryl Crown ... executive producer
Matteo Garrone ... producer
Nicki Hattingh ... executive producer
Justin Kelly ... associate producer
Alainée Kent ... associate producer
Anne Labadie ... producer
Jean Labadie ... producer
Alessio Lazzareschi ... executive producer
Anne Sheehan ... executive producer
Jeremy Thomas ... producer
Davide Tovi ... associate producer
Peter Watson ... executive producer
Andrea Zoso ... associate producer

Music by

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Peter Suschitzky

Film Editing by

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Marco Spoletini

Editorial Department

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Rosario Balistreri ... digital imaging engineer
Andrea Baracca ... post production supervisor
Angelo Francavilla ... colorist
Simone Lungo ... trainee editor
Giuliana Sarli ... assistant editor
Vincenzo Soprano ... trainee editor
Claudio Trotti ... post production manager

Casting By

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Jina Jay

Production Design by

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Dimitri Capuani

Art Direction by

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Marco Furbatto
Massimo Pauletto
Gianpaolo Rifino ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Alessia Anfuso

Costume Design by

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Massimo Cantini Parrini

Makeup Department

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Ivan Bejarano ... creature effects painter
Novella Borghi ... makeup artist
Valter Casotto ... prosthetics makeup supervisor
Ilaria D'Amico ... trainee makeup & prosthetics
Luigi D'Andrea ... special makeup effects & creature supervisor
Andrea Eusebi ... key prosthetics sculptor
Andrea Giomaro ... prosthetics mould-maker
Vesna Giordano ... art finisher
Nelly Guimaras ... key prosthetic sculptor/painter and applicator
Andrea Leanza ... prosthetics crew: mould making, painting, silicone running
Samuele Miccoli ... additional hair stylist
Francesco Pegoretti ... hair designer
Biasi Pierangela ... makeup artist / makeup artist: makeup artist
Diego Prestopino ... makeup artist
Michele Salgaro Vaccaro ... silicone prosthetic fabricator/creator: special makeup effects artist
Gino Tamagnini ... makeup designer
Lorenzo Tamburini ... key prosthetic sculptor and applicator
Valentina Visintin ... key prosthetic makeup artist

Production Management

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Gianluca Chiaretti ... line producer
Claudia Cravotta ... unit manager
Fabio Marini ... location manager: scouting e preparazione puglia
Neri Migani ... assistant unit manager
Maurizio Milo ... unit manager
Michela Rossi ... production manager
Monica Verzolini ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brando De Sica ... assistant director
Nicola Deorsola ... first assistant director
Elvis Frasca ... assistant director
Andrea Tagliaferri ... first assistant director
Paolo Trotta ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Matteo Bertelli ... painter
Tommaso Borrelli ... graphic designer
Matteo Cecconi ... painter
Silvia Colafranceschi ... draftsperson
Davide De Cubellis ... storyboard artist
Sebastiano Murer ... property master
Tommaso Ragnisco ... concept artist
Domenico Reordino ... head painter
Francesco Sereni ... concept artist
Francesco Spina ... leadman
Valeria Vecellio ... assistant set decorator

Sound Department

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Leslie Bloome ... foley artist
Libero Colimberti ... boom operator
Ryan Collison ... foley mixer
Gabriele Conti ... sound engineer assistant
Davide D'Onofrio ... boom operator
Joanna Fang ... foley artist (as Jonathan Fang)
Alessandro Feletti ... sound editor
Jon Flores ... sound effects editor
Maricetta Lombardo ... sound recordist
Leslie Shatz ... sound design & sound mixing
Marco Streccioni ... sound engineer
Daniel Ward ... foley editor

Special Effects by

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Claudia Brugnaletti ... special effects assistant
Nolwenn Caro ... special effects crew
Daniel Carrasco ... character designer
Silvia Chicoli ... coordinator
Leonardo Cruciano ... special effects designer and coordinator / special effects supervisor
Luigi D'Andrea ... special makeup effects & creature supervisor
Carlo Diamantini ... sculptor
Andrea Eusebi ... special effects
Francesca Galafassi ... prosthetics
Andrea Giomaro ... sculptorprop maker
Renzo Iemmolo ... special effects crew
Andrea Leanza ... creature effects lead artist and co-supervisor
Makinarium ... special effects
Cristina Malillos ... special effects makeup
Marta Marrone ... art finisher / mold maker
Domenico Matera ... special effects crew
Gigi Ottolino ... creature effects workshop supervisor
Luigi Ottolino ... creature effects
Vito Sabini ... sculptor
Elio Terribili ... special effects technician
Giovanni Tricomi ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Bruno Albi Marini ... visual effects supervisor
Luca Bellano ... digital compositor
Ubaldo Boni ... 3d artist
Dennis Cabella ... lead compositor
Amedeo Califano ... visual effects coordinator
Korinne Cammarano ... digital compositor
Ivan Cenzi ... vfx camera technician
Gabriele Chiapponi ... dynamics artist
Sara Ciceroni ... digital compositor
Alessandro Contenta ... animator
Claudia Coppa ... digital compositor
Gianluca De Pasquale ... digital compositor
Francesca Di Giamberardino ... main and end titles designed by (as Francesca Di Giamberardi)
Marcello Ercole ... lead compositor
Giorgio Iovino ... matte painter (visual effects)
Simone Jacoella ... digital effects
Jodi Ann McNamara ... photographer: visual effects unit / scanner
Giuseppe Motta ... creatures supervisor
Luigi Nappa ... 3d artist
Francesco Pachetti ... digital artist
Miriam Pavese ... compositor: makinarium
Donatello Della Pepa ... visual effects: vfx camera technician
Matteo Petricone ... digital compositor
Francesco Rizzi ... vfx camera technician
Paulina Rodriguez Lemus ... texture artist
Andrea Salvatori ... character modeler: Makinarium
Andrea Schiavone ... digital compositor: Makinarium
Nicola Sganga ... visual effects supervisor
Sorin Voicu ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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David Ambrosi ... stunt coordinator
Danilo Capuzi ... stunt double: John C. Reilly
Riccardo Mioni ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Emiliano Bambusi ... additional camera: opening credits underwater shooting
Lucas Berisso ... grip
Alessandro Brambilla ... steadicam operator: a camera
Lorenzo Catenacci ... underwater second assistant camera: underwater unit
Laura Corio ... second assistant camera
Andrea di Benedetto ... grip
Bruno Fundarò ... additional digital image technician
Helivr ... drone
Livio Montarsi ... second assistant camera
Eleonora Patriarca ... first assistant camera
Giacomo Rebuzzi ... additional digital imaging technician
Francesco Scazzosi ... digital imaging technician
Simone Trecca ... underwater unit

Casting Department

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Olivia Brittain ... casting assistant
Jessie Frost ... casting assistant
Pietro Manigrasso ... extras casting assistant Puglia
Chiara Polizzi ... casting: Italy

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Patrizia Barbera ... assistant costume designer
Claudio D'Avanzo ... costume cutter/tailor
Aurelia Laurenti ... costume maker
Pamela Paolini ... costume breakdown technician
Marina Angela Ruiz ... seamstress
Veronica Spadaro ... seamstress: costumes

Location Management

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Ilena Aquino ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Jonathan Allen ... music mixer
Romain Allender ... composer assistant / music programmer
Jean-Pascal Beintus ... orchestrator
Nicolas Charron ... orchestrator
Gabriele Conti ... score engineer assistant
Alexandre Desplat ... conductor / orchestrator
Xavier Forcioli ... music coordinator
Dominique Lemonnier ... score producer
Sylvain Morizet ... orchestrator
Marco Streccioni ... score engineer
Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen ... orchestrator

Other crew

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Gabriele Barcaro ... press agent
Lavinia Barsotti ... production coordinator assistant
Antonio Basso ... Production Assistant (as Tonino Basso)
Simona Bellettini ... production legal services
Nicoletta Billi ... press agent
Flore Cavigneaux ... assistant to jean labadie
Federica Cinquepalmi ... production coordinator
Luca De Giorgi ... production assistant
Francesca Di Giamberardino ... title design
Fabio Di Pasquale ... production assistant
Gerard Diefenthal ... production staff
Chiara Gelardin ... International Sales: Hanway
Constantine Gregory ... dialogue coach
Virginia Jewiss ... screenplay translator
Alessio Lazzareschi ... legal services
Claudio Mangini ... animal handler
Thomas Mann ... for hanway films
Joanne Michael ... international sales agent: worldwide sales: HanWay Films
Stefano Pajetta ... title design
Paola Piattelli ... production assistant
Rino Piccolo ... film commissioner
Andrea Rapallini ... production assistant
Lily Slydel ... Research and Social Media Assistant
Geraldine Sylvestre-Bru ... assistant to vincent cassel (as Geraldine Lumpp)
Mark Thompson-Ashworth ... dialogue coach: Apulia
Simone Trecca ... underwater assistant
Huma Khan ... director legal post production (uncredited)

Thanks

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Nico Garrone ... dedicatee (as Nico)
Marco Onorato ... dedicatee (as Marco)
Damiano Silva ... special thanks

Production Companies

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The film serves as Garrone's English-language debut and will interweave three separate story strands bookended by brief bits in which Italians Alba Rohrwacher and Massimo Ceccherini will play a street circus family. In one tale Salma Hayek will play a jealous queen who forfeits her husband's life. In another, Vincent Cassel plays a king whose passion is stoked by two mysterious sisters. Written by moha alomari

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Taglines A feast for the imagination See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tale of Tales (France)
  • Tale of tales, Le conte des contes (France)
  • Tale of Tales (World-wide, English title)
  • Tale of Tales (United States)
  • Das Märchen der Märchen (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 134 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR12,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Italy EUR897,983, 18 May 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie was based on the Pentamerone ("The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones"), a collection of fairy tales by 17th century Italian poet and courtier Giambattista Basile. See more »
Goofs In the credits the name of the Italian composer Girolamo Frescobaldi (1584-1643) is misspelled 'Frescobladi'. See more »
Soundtracks Se l'aura spira tutta vezzosa, F 7.15 See more »
Quotes Imma: I want to be with my sister.
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