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Year: 2015
Original Title: Il Racconto del Racconti
Length: 125 minutes
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Studios: Rai Cinema, Le Pacte
Distributor: Curzon Distribution Corp.
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: June 17 2016


Ranking: 6,808 out of 15,712 movies (up 813)


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7.4 by 7 media


'The Tale of Tales', the first English film by the Italian director Matteo Garrone, tells three different stories that are inspired by the many tales of the book by Giambattista Basile. So the kings and queens, princes and princesses, forests and castles of three neighboring kingdoms, exists outside of time and space with orcs, mythological animals, dragons, witches, and circus performers. In this film based on the celebrated tales of Basile, we find stars Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel playing queens and kings. The collaborative script of Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone and Massimo Gaudioso transports us to a world of fantasy which also features Toby Jones, Shirley Henderson and John C. Reilly.


Cast Tale of Tales

Vincent Cassel

Vincent Cassel

Rey de Strongcliff

Toby Jones

Toby Jones

Rey de Highhills

John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly

Rey de Longtrellis

Jessie Cave

Jessie Cave


Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

La Reina de Longtrellis



Trivia Tale of Tales

This is Matteo Garrone's first English-speaking film. The movie is based on the Pentamerone a collection of fairy tales by Italian poet Giambattista Basile.