6.4/10
19,088
70 user 219 critic

Tale of Tales (2015)

Il racconto dei racconti - Tale of Tales (original title)
Trailer
2:01 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON TV
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 by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
2,180 ( 772)
23 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Dora
...
...
...
...
Jonah
Laura Pizzirani ...
Jonah's Mother
Franco Pistoni ...
...
Fenizia
Michael Martini ...
1st Circus Boy
Alessandro Campagna ...
2nd Circus Boy
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

king | queen | castle | ogre | circus | See All (47) »

Taglines:

A feast for the imagination See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, some violence and bloody images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 April 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tale of Tales  »

Box Office

Budget:

€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€897,983 (Italy) (18 May 2015)

Gross:

$80,809 (USA) (22 May 2016)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie is 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 first story the King is in a 16th century 'diving suit', which if not odd enough in itself, has no air tank or air source while he is under water for minutes doing battle with a giant sea monster. See more »

Quotes

Elias: I like being with him.
Elias: He's like a brother to me.
See more »

Soundtracks

Se l'aura spira tutta vezzosa, F 7.15
Composed by Girolamo Frescobaldi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wannabe Retro Fairytale - failed
22 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of fantasies/ fairy tales, and when I was a little girl (6-7), I loved old-fashion fantasy movies such as Fantaghiro or Der Ring des Drachen, which are really old school now, but then they had a certain charm. The lack of green-box, advanced sound-tech... etc made them charming, the story lines were simple but always easy to follow, to perceive and amusing. At the end, the Good usually won, the Bad suffered. So I expected something like that after reading the official summary on IMDb... What I got was a great mess of separate story lines, often boring (with a couple of nice shots, I must admit...), terrible sounds and no real ending at all. In my opinion, it was a waste of time, and I was really-really disappointed, of the acting too. (Sorry Vincent Cassel, I'm a dedicated fan, but this was....)

Maybe if I'd be more familiar with Italian fairy tales, I could have understood what's going on, but I think it's a core mistake in a movie if you cannot make out the story without background knowledge (e.g. Harry Potter movies, or The Lord of the Rings, which are absolutely great without having read the books.)


16 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page