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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 & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

27 May 2018 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tale See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Bill: When I say naga, you say nee! Ready? Naga!
Jenny at 13: Nee!
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If You Could Read My Mind
Written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot
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A Profoundly Distressing & Emotionally Devastating Self-Portrait
13 August 2018 | by CinemaClownSee all my reviews

A distressing, disquieting & devastating self-portrait that's right up there with some of the most upsetting films ever made, The Tale is an unflinchingly raw, immensely brave & powerfully affecting account of the director's own past that's brought to life with deft touch & unapologetic honesty, and features an unforgettable performance from Laura Dern.


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