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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.

Director:

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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Credited cast:
Elizabeth Debicki ... Mrs. G
Laura Dern ... Jennifer
Common ... Martin
Ellen Burstyn ... Nettie
Jason Ritter ... Bill
Frances Conroy ... Mrs. G - Older
John Heard ... William P. Allens
Laura Allen ... Young Nettie
Jaqueline Fleming ... Margie
Isabelle Nélisse ... Jenny at 13
Matthew Rauch ... Aaron
Chelsea Alden ... Samantha
Isabella Amara ... Franny
Tina Parker ... Fran
Jessica Sarah Flaum ... Jenny at 15
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Storyline

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Laura Dern was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for her role as Jennifer in The Tale (2018), but lost to Regina King from Seven Seconds (2018). 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: [sarcastically shouting] What? Hasn't anybody else here had *sex* with Bill?
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If You Could Read My Mind
Written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot
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Deserve to be one of the front runners of 2018!
30 May 2018 | by sanjidparvezSee all my reviews

This is deeply moving & a remarkably honest explorations of a disturbing & heart-wrenching subject matter that we don't get to see in cinema often these days. Based on her own story, the director was amazingly brave enough to look back & shared it with such grace & smart narratives. The cast was spot on & delivered some great performances i.e. Laura Dern on the lead & her younger self portrayed by Isabelle Nélisse. Undoubtedly, one of the very best films of 2018 so far.


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