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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 4 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

9 July 2018 (Germany) 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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Trivia

Laura Dern (Jennifer) & Ellen Burstyn (Nettie) also worked together on Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) as Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone & Alice Hyatt respectively. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the year 2008 but the technical devices such as Apple iPhone, iMac and Macbook are from 2015, when filming took place. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: [referring to Mrs. G] She was probably abused as a child herself...
Nettie: You don't know that!
Jennifer: ...Trust me mom, I know.
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If You Could Read My Mind
Written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot
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I've never written a review but..
25 July 2018 | by parkii-56642See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely perfect. It's raw, real, and shows how sexual abuse can affect the subconscious for a lifetime. As someone who was sexually abused at a young age, I recommend this movie to anyone who has gone through something similar. You won't regret it.

The acting is superb, the writing and style of film works great for the theme.

POWERFUL, MOVING, BREATHTAKINGLY PAINFUL.. This is one movie I will never forget.


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