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The Tale (2018)

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A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.

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Jennifer Fox

Writer:

Jennifer Fox
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Elizabeth Debicki ... Mrs. G
Laura Dern ... Jennifer
Common ... Martin
Jason Ritter ... Bill
Ellen Burstyn ... Nettie
Frances Conroy ... Mrs. G - Older
John Heard ... William P. Allens
Laura Allen ... Young Nettie
Matthew Rauch ... Aaron
Isabelle Nélisse ... Jenny at 13
Jaqueline Fleming ... Margie
Isabella Amara ... Franny
Chelsea Alden ... Samantha
Tina Parker ... Fran
Noah Lomax ... Lucas
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A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2018 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

A történet See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Third project in three years in which Laura Dern works opposite another actor's final performance, which was released after that actor's death. Twin Peaks (2017) was the final project for Warren Frost, Catherine E. Coulson, and Miguel Ferrer. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) was the last film for Carrie Fisher. See more »

Goofs

When Jennifer (Laura Dern), a professor, is doing a lecture in front of her class, there is a female student, dressed in a pale orange sweater and blue jeans, with a zebra skin laptop on her lap, sitting about four rows back on Jennifer's left, listening to her speak. Then in the very next shot, that same female student is seen sitting in the very first row, on Jennifer's right. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: I couldn't ask for help. I was waiting for you to save me. Somehow in my mind, it couldn't be anybody else. It had to be you. Why didn't you?
Mrs. G: No one saved me.
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If You Could Read My Mind
Written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot
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WOW....Heartwrenching
27 May 2018 | by mymovies-93713See all my reviews

I've never written a review in my life, but anyone who has been touched by child sexual abuse get ready to feel bombarded. The shame, the confusion, the guilt, even the secret feelings of being "special"....they're all in there. This film was both hard to watch and hard to look away from. The acting is superb and the flow of dialogue realistic. A cautionary tale for anyone with children.


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