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Tale of Tales (2015)?

Title: Tale of Tales (aka. Il racconto dei racconti)
Rating: NR
Directed by: Matteo Garrone
Written by: Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone and Massimo Gaudioso
Based on the book by: Giambattista Basile
Starring: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly
Release Date: 4/22/2016
Running Time: 133 minutes

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Inspired by the celebrated fairytales by Giambattista Basile, Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales is an epic vision of cinema.

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis (Salma Hayek) who forfeits the life of her husband (John C. Reilly), to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of the King of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel), to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea (Toby Jones) leading to heartbreak for his young daughter, these stories weave the beautiful with the grotesque, creating a stunning and unique work of gothic imagination.

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