Tale of Tales

Tale of Tales

  • Director: Matteo Garrone
  • Writer: Edoardo Albinati,Ugo Chiti,Matteo Garrone
  • Countries of origin: Italy, France, United Kingdom
  • Language: English, Russian
  • Release date: April 22, 2016
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Казка казок
  • "Story in Stories" (Il racconto dei racconti) is a fantasy film jointly produced by companies such as Archimede and Le Pacte. The film is directed by Matteo Garrone and starred by Salma Hayek , Vincent Caso and others. The film is adapted from the Neapolitan fairy tale collection " Pentamerone " (Pentamerone) created and published by Jim Badesta Basil in the 17th century . 
    The film tells the story of members of the royal family living in three neighboring kingdoms. They are a queen who loves children, a king who is obsessed with female sexuality, and a king who is obsessed with a strange fleas. 


    • Release date April 22, 2016
    • Filming locations Castel del Monte, Andria, Bari, Apulia, Italy
    • Production companies Archimede, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema

    Box office


    €12,000,000 (estimated)

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    • By Braeden 2022-04-24 07:01:21

      Not suitable for children

      Fairy tales are generally told to children. As Lenin said: "Children's nature is to love to listen to wonderful fairy tales." But this film based on the Neapolitan language fairy tale collection "Five Days Talk" is not only unsuitable for children, even adults can see it. Scalp tingling.

      This kind of narrative technique of fairy tales is called "black fairy tales", which express darkness, horror and other contents. In fact, many of Grimm's fairy tales are of this type. This...

    • By Everardo 2022-04-24 07:01:21

      short comment

      To be honest, it's not good. There are too many stories in one movie, and the main characters of each story exist independently. They both want to tell the story and also want to enrich the characters. In the end, neither one is good enough, especially the story of the princess is a little bit. It's like the super-lite version of Daenerys in "Game of Thrones", but the character settings are much more ambiguous, and it all depends on the audience's brain to add settings. In contrast,...

    • By Addison 2022-04-24 07:01:21

      after watching

      The first story is about a mother who controls her son and doesn't care about her dead husband when she sees the hope of having a baby. "You spent a day in my body and your fingers look like mine." What a mockery

      The second story is that the father doesn't care about the fate of his daughter, his daughter's reputation is not important, he has made a promise, but he has to let his daughter marry a giant. The giant loves the princess. He doesn't care if the princess loves her or not. He...

    • By Janie 2022-04-24 07:01:21

      selfish mistake

      There is always an Alice in Wonderland style in it...

      Three countries, three seemingly "absurd" stories. The ending of the story is also the center of the whole movie.

      The queen is eager to seek a child, and sacrifices her husband to the king without mercy to obtain a method of seeking a child, but is troubled by the "twin" brother of her son among the common people, and even tries to kill him, even though he is the son's closest good friend and close brother. The final outcome...

    • By Sandrine 2022-04-24 07:01:21

      A dark fairy tale about human nature

      The film is interspersed with three stories. The first story is about possession and jealousy. The queen was obsessed with having a child. She took over the sea monster's heart that the king had exchanged for her life, and walked over the king's body without looking sideways. The maid who cooked the heart of the sea monster and the queen who ate the heart of the sea monster gave birth to two identical boys, and they were brothers and sisters. Driven by possessiveness, the queen obstructed the...

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    • By Camylle 2022-03-29 09:01:07

      The ending was terrible, the beginning was so-so, otherwise it would have been perfect. Sad, painful, real. Everything that a fairy tale fable can express is expressed. Still the same sentence, European movie pictures can be finished casually. In the final analysis, it is really a matter of...

    • By Cletus 2022-03-29 09:01:07

      3.8. Adding personal hobbies will give four points. Love weird little stories of this...

    • By Brittany 2022-03-29 09:01:07

      It is also magical, but fortunately it is a different route from A Song of Ice and Fire or Hobbit, but a slightly ethical allegory-shaped route. Among the several stories, the story of two old women is my favorite. The Queen's story always feels that the ending is a bit rate. . . The screen layout is very beautiful. And the traumatic image of VC shouting "it's her again" in it is hilarious. The film is a bit long, I was going to play three in a row, but I only watched...

    • By Freeda 2022-03-29 09:01:07

      Two years after missing HKIFF, I can see it in the cinema as I wish! A fantastic collection of Italian fairy tales for adults. Salma Hayek really looks like Gong Huang~! The beautiful, cute and handsome albino brothers are so in love\(^o^)/! ! ! ! I really like Princess Violet played by Bebe Cave~! Beautiful and cute! It's a pity that she thought she would find true love in the end... Tingmei's snow-white skin and fiery red long hair are super beautiful! As stunning as a fairy! ! ! ! But it's...

    • By Walton 2022-03-29 09:01:07

      Evil Pathological Humanity Adult Black...

    Movie plot

    The film unfolds around the stories of royals living in three neighboring kingdoms, a queen who loves children, a king who is obsessed with female sexuality, and a king who is obsessed with a strange flea...fairy and witch, The devil and the monster, the courtesan, the street performer, the old washerwoman, all come on stage one by one. 
    The protagonist in the first story is a monarch with supreme power. The king ( Toby Jones ) has no...
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    "Il racconto dei racconti; Tale of Tales" has magical characteristics in the subject matter, but it uses a realistic approach to express it. The director walks the tightrope between magic and reality to create a charming scene. The creative space provided by the magical theme makes the beauty of the image a great highlight of this movie. In "Il racconto dei racconti; Tale of Tales", it uses exquisite composition, proper sceneries, or...
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    Movie quotes

    • Imma: I want to be with my sister.

    • Elias: I like being with him.

      Elias: He's like a brother to me.

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