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

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1.85 : 1
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Laura Dern and John Heard previously appeared in Rambling Rose (1991). As with Ellen Burstyn, their previous project also featured Dern's mother, Diane Ladd. See more »

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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: When I was a child, I was obsessed with changing myself.
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If You Could Read My Mind
Written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot
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Painful but Rational
21 July 2018 | by e-70733See all my reviews

The self-reflection of the victim has become the first step in redemption. The healing of universal pain has become an artistic source through subjective recall. The film finds a mainstream breakthrough between the social accountability of realism and the self-deconstruction of modernism, which is neither cynical nor contemptuous. Of course, the effect of the "extreme" finish on both sides may be somewhat tricky, but it is still sufficiently self-consistent in the original context of the film.


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