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A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and Darkness is a movie starring Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, and Amir Tessler. The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State...

Other Titles
Uma História de Amor e Trevas, De Amor e Trevas, Eine Geschichte von Liebe und Finsternis, Sipour al ahava va'khoshekh, Una historia de amor y oscuridad, Sognare è vivere, Príbeh o láske a temnote, Tarina rakkaudesta ja pimeydestä, Ιστορία Αγάπης και Σκότους, Pasaka apie meile ir tamsa, Opowieść o miłości i mroku, Une histoire d'amour et de ténèbres, ア・テイル・オブ・ラヴ・アンド・ダークネス
Running Time
1 hours 35 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, War, Mystery, Romance, Drama, History
Director
Natalie Portman
Writer
Amos Oz, Natalie Portman
Actors
Gilad Kahana, Natalie Portman, Moni Moshonov, Amir Tessler
Country
USA, Israel
Year
2015
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Based on the international best-seller by Amos Oz, A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS is the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live.

Comments about biography «A Tale of Love and Darkness» (31)

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Theresa K.

this is a great movie to be able to watch and learn about. This movie shows us the time in history that marked the rise and fall of the empires of Europe. A great movie to watch and learn about.

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Megan A.

Let me start out by saying that this is a movie that was not made for a generation of viewers, this was made for people who have seen some of the best movies of the last 50 years. But it's the same style that all these great movies had: The slow build up to the fight scenes, the audience that has no idea of the story or the characters. The audience is allowed to fall in love with the characters and not the story. Then the movie changes direction and starts to reveal more of the story and the characters. The audience is now afraid of the story and is giving up on the character. Then the movie turns into a love story and the audience is begging to watch it. Then the characters starts to learn about the past, about their family and the characters' past. The movie becomes a classic love story with a few twists and turns. In this way the movie really will stick to your heart and will make you think about it after you watch it. This is the best movie of its type and I recommend everyone to watch it.

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Harry L.

Despite the fact that the majority of the movie seems to be set in a very different time period and time frame, I was still impressed. The characters were definitely well developed and the actors really stood out in the film. The cinematography was also amazing. I was especially impressed with the shots of the smoke rising from the chimneys of London. They really added to the film. All in all, a very well made movie that really deserves to be on the top 250. It's really nice to see more films of this caliber coming out. This is truly one of the best films I've seen in a while.

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Brandon Wells

I am sorry to say that I had never heard of this movie until recently, so I did not know what to expect. I am not a great fan of George Clooney, but his performance was outstanding. I am a big fan of Harry Potter and I thought it was very well done, but I had no idea what to expect from this movie. I am so glad I watched it. I was never in the mood for a love story, so I was not sure if I would enjoy it. I had a lot of fun. It was very different from anything I have ever seen before. I was very impressed. I am in love with it! It is a brilliant movie. I highly recommend it. I am surprised that this is not on the Top 250 list. I hope this doesn't discourage you from watching it.

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Kathy

This movie really made me think about the issue of war and how people behave in war, in particular when it is only a matter of killing. But at the same time it makes you think about the good and the bad things that can happen in a war. It is not about the stories of people, it is about the whole idea of the war, the thing of it, and the way that people act in war, as well as the way that people react. The only thing that I didn't like about this movie was that there was some material that was not explained, and in the end it was not clear that I liked it. And the movie is not for children. This movie will make you think about the main issues of the war in a better way than just telling you the story of some people, because it does tell a lot more than that.

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Kyle

The acting was excellent, the scenery and costumes were incredible and the stories were true. The movie was gripping and has a few tears in it. I would recommend this movie to anyone, especially if you are looking for a true story and you have not seen this movie, you would love it! I highly recommend this movie!

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Bryan

Famously, this is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's definitely one of the most visually stunning films ever. It's also one of the most beautifully written and acted. I was very impressed with the directing and the editing, too. I can see why this movie has such a reputation. It's not just a movie about war. It's a movie about the human experience, with all the big questions that comes with it. It's a very important film to me. And I love it.

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Sandra Shaw

I'm not going to go into the plot. Everyone has seen this movie, and if you haven't seen it, you should. You probably already have an opinion on this movie. I won't go into that. The movie is good, because it shows the war and the atrocities that occurred in the trenches. People were put on trial, and all of the characters are relatable. Everyone deserves justice, and people will suffer for their sins. If you think that there are not enough war movies, then you need to watch this. 9/10

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Melissa Gilbert

This is an excellent and historically accurate film. At the beginning I thought that it might be a pretty stupid movie but after watching it I really loved it. I would recommend this movie to anyone that doesn't like to watch a lot of movies. This movie is based on the true story of the man who was "rescued" from the Nazis. His life was based on the information that he told his son. This movie is based on the book of the same name by Lee Child. It was released in 2004 and is directed by Wes Craven and stars Halle Berry, Alec Baldwin, Gary Sinise, John C. Reilly, and Keanu Reeves.

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Nicole Herrera

A wonderfully-written and acted film. It is full of historical and human insight. It is extremely well-acted. It is a movie that will touch you. There are no other movies like it. Highly recommended!

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Lori

It's an extraordinarily well made film about war. All in all it's well worth watching. The acting is top notch and the production values are stunning. The story is very important and should be studied in a film course.

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Scott Lewis

I read the novel 'Tales of Darkness' (which I have already seen, but I am glad to have watched the film version) and loved the story and the style of the book. And then I read the book again and I was thoroughly surprised and disappointed. There is one scene in the book that I had never seen in the film, and it made the whole story seem unrealistic, very unrealistic. It is the scene in the dining room, when Neville is dancing with Tilly. He is not getting his father's attention, but she is. He is like a guy with a look-alike. The movie has changed that part and has added a completely unrealistic, unrealistic scene, which is a complete reversal of the book, and a very bad decision. I hope that the film has not spoiled the book, but I know that the director and the writer did not intend to ruin the story. To sum it up, the story and the style of the novel was not the same, the same style as in the novel was totally different in the film, so you have to make an adaptation for the movie. The book was a powerful story, and it was very believable. It's not like the book is a fiction, the film is based on a real person's life, so it cannot be a fiction. And that is what I felt the film did not succeed at. The book was a powerful, but sad, and sometimes funny, but also very depressing, and Neville's attitude, his character, the way he behaves was completely different from the book, it was very unnatural. The film was completely the opposite, very happy, very humorous, the characters and their behavior were completely unrealistic, and I was extremely disappointed that they ruined the story. I hope that they will make a new movie, but I hope that they will not spoil the story.

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Linda G.

I am going to be kind and start this review with a small note, so that I don't reveal the ending and the surprise ending to everyone. First of all, this film was superbly directed. The entire production was wonderful, from the way the film was shot to the music. The cinematography was fantastic, but what makes this film really stand out are the characters. A lot of people may be put off by the fact that Scarlett Johansson is the star of the film, but honestly she is just the star. She is a very beautiful actress, and this film is not only about her, but about how she is going to deal with her fame. But the most important thing is that the film is about everything. Not just the politics of the story, but the history and the entire art of photography. I am going to compare this film to something like "La Reine Margot" (1972) because it has the same thing. They both were about a young woman who is trying to understand what happened to her during World War 2 and she just gets caught up in the story. The acting was outstanding. If I didn't know anything about this film before I watched it, I would be able to say that this is the best film of the year. It is beautifully shot, and the direction is incredible. It is a must see film. 9/10

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Robert Johnston

A great film from one of the great filmmakers of our time, the first of a trilogy. The quality of this film is much greater than the original, which was just a good story. This film is based on true events. It is an incredible story, and I am very glad that they made the sequels based on true events.

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Michael

The war in Iraq could have easily been one of the most boring, destructive, horrific, bloodthirsty battles on the planet. The film tells the true story of Iraq, and the relationship between a former student of one of Saddam's many female companions, and a western filmmaker (Oscar Isaac) who finds himself thrust into Iraq. While we, the audience, know the story already, we are introduced to the men and women of Iraq, and are thrown into the conflict. As a consequence of this event, some of the actors (Seth Green and James Franco, and of course, Oscar Isaac) leave their characters behind, and are thrust into the war on the front lines. As the story progresses, the cast of Iraq returns to the story, and the movie turns into a drama. Each of the characters is unique, and the actors play their parts perfectly. As a result of the trauma of war, the actors all have issues with their bodies, and their bodies are changed. I think we, the audience, are all familiar with the standard of acting in this genre. Not all actors have the talent to put forth so many nuanced emotions, and the audience, because of the way the film is filmed, becomes emotionally involved in their performance. Oscar Isaac, in particular, is a revelation. He is incredible in the scenes where he is not acting, and he shows a tender side to his character. The movie also incorporates many scenes that are familiar to the audience, but which are not well known in the West. The two stories that you will most likely notice are the ones that involve a soldier who has just returned from the war, and his wife who has just been divorced. There are many moments where the film shows the emotional turmoil and the family issues that the soldier is going through. This is not a film for the faint of heart, or for the younger audience. For the people who have seen the film before, you will not get it. The two stories are very well done, and the movie can make you laugh, cry, and keep you glued to your seat. The only negative I can see is that I have not seen the original film. I may go back to see it again. In closing, the film is simply superb. It is a brilliant film, and deserves much more recognition than it has been given.

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Tammy

I enjoyed this movie as much as the first. The battle scenes and battle sequences are some of the best I've ever seen in a movie. There were some things in this movie that I found very disturbing and I could feel a little guilty afterwards. I think the reason it is so hard to review this movie is because it is a sequel to a movie that was not very well received. In my opinion, this movie is even better than the original, although it has a few things that are not good. I think the acting was great, the dialogue was great, the effects were great, and the story was very entertaining. I have to agree with the other reviewer who said the action scenes were quite realistic. In one scene, there were shots of tanks driving down the streets of Sarajevo. That was the first time I've ever seen such a scene. I also think the acting was great. I've never seen the Russian accent. The acting in this movie was really great. I've never seen anyone speak so bad. I can't remember anyone who was actually in a good mood. I think it was the first time I've ever seen so many Germans in one scene. I thought it was great. I also liked the fact that they made the Germans' jokes as funny as possible. I don't think this movie was the best war movie ever made, but I did like it a lot. I hope it will make you watch it, and if you don't, well, I think you just have to admit it was a great movie.

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Aaron Salazar

I am sorry to say I had such low expectations for this film after the lackluster "Atonement" I was left wondering whether it was even worth the three hour run time. I was not disappointed. In this movie, Hugh Jackman and Edward Norton play two great British soldiers who fell in love while fighting in the War of 1812. It is a love story, but the circumstances and the actors' interpretation of it are so believable that it is a tale of true love. Hugh Jackman is the narrator who meets Anne Hathaway's character and starts to fall in love with her. Edward Norton is the main character in the story who falls in love with Anne Hathaway's character. I thought the acting was phenomenal. Edward Norton and Hugh Jackman have incredible chemistry. They are such perfect actors, and the acting was so believable. I was very impressed with Edward Norton's portrayal of Edward Thomas. He was able to portray Edward Thomas as an intelligent, witty, and charming character. He was able to portray Edward Thomas as a person, as opposed to an actor playing an actor. Hugh Jackman's portrayal of Hugh Jackman was just as great as Edward Norton's portrayal of Edward Thomas. It was amazing. I really do not want to say more about the acting because I have not seen it. I can tell you that this film was filled with incredible acting. The plot was fascinating and I really could not guess what was going to happen next. I was not bored during this film. I wanted to see more. I did not want to see more. The score was also amazing. The score was different and really kept me in the middle of the story. The music was a blend of several different types of music. The music was very beautiful. The score was a blend of different types of music, and I could tell that they were doing it for different reasons. This film had so many different musical styles that I could tell they were doing something for each of the different scenes. I did not want to see more because I wanted to know what would happen next. It was perfect. I recommend this film to anyone. I think anyone should see this film because it is a great film, but it is not for everyone. I think everyone should see this film because it is a great film. It is a love story, and it is a story of true love.

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Louis

I can only hope this film is the beginning of a new trend in movies, and to show the world that not only the WWI, but also the US involvement in WWII, is more than just a footnote to history. Like most reviewers, I was shocked to find out that a true story was given to this film. There was a lot of hope with this film, I was hoping to see some modern day issues in the movie. The film is based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin, which was written in 1939, as the story is set before the war. Doris wrote the book while going to see the world war two at the end of the war. Her book was a small book, and it was so important to the people of the country that she lived in. They had to go through all the problems with the war and also with the family, and that was difficult. The story of how Doris was able to write a book about this event and have it go to the public, and how it was used to help people who could not speak for themselves, I am so happy that this film was able to get this story to the public. To give an example, the fact that this is based on a true story, but the fact that it is about WWII, it is not a story about World War II, it is a story about the past. This film is very well done, I am very glad that I have the chance to see it, and I hope that it is able to make a lot of people want to learn more about WWII and to see this film, because they are not able to see it in the theaters. I love this movie, I love it so much, and I am so glad that I have this chance to see it.

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Eric L.

I think that "A Tale of Love and Darkness" is one of the best movies I've seen in the last 10 years. It's a brilliant film, and you will love it. The only problem with the film is that it's a bit slow, but it's still a fantastic film. I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes great films.

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Zachary

I loved this movie. It is a fantastic story about two people who met and fell in love during WW2. The movie is very realistic, and you can feel the emotions that each character is feeling. There is a lot of emotional power to this movie, and the actors and actresses do a great job at portraying the emotions they are feeling. I think this is one of the best films of all time. The story is great, the characters are great, and the music is great. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good story, and a good film.

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Thomas

This is a film that I had to watch over and over again, and it's not only the actors that are great, it's the way they are portrayed. The whole film is based on the brilliant book by David Lipsky and the amazing performance by Dustin Hoffman in this film is absolutely brilliant. Hoffman is the man, his character is brilliant and so is the film. The supporting cast is also amazing. For example, the film is set in the early 1940s and the supporting cast is played by the likes of William Holden, Charles Grodin, Jack Elam, and Jack Lemmon. The direction is also superb and is especially great when you think about the film being set in the 1940s. I've seen this film many times and I have never been bored of it. I think it is one of the greatest films ever made. It's a great film that you can watch over and over again. It's a film that is absolutely brilliant. I recommend this film to everyone and I can't wait for it to come out on DVD so I can buy it. 10/10

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Jane

I am so glad that I saw this movie. I can't believe that it has such a low rating. I am so happy that I saw this movie. I loved it so much. I can't even express how amazing this movie is. I feel so connected to the characters in this movie. I can't wait to see the next movie! I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone. I think it is a must see!

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Richard F.

This film is a must-see for any one who is interested in the Vietnam war, especially those who have seen it and are looking for a film to fill the void. I had never heard of it before, and I'm glad I didn't. I was drawn into this film as soon as I saw it, and I was utterly shocked. I was truly blown away by it. I think it is a must-see film. My only regret is that I wasn't able to see it in a theater, but I'm sure it will be released on DVD in the near future. I can't wait to see it again!

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Lori R.

I am a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings. I watched the first two films when they came out, and then read the books. This movie is absolutely amazing, and the first movie was amazing as well. It has a good cast, and a very good story. The acting was wonderful, the directing was wonderful, and the cinematography was great. I can't say enough about this movie, and I can't wait to see it again. If you haven't seen it, go out and buy it now!

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Benjamin Barrett

This movie is an excellent example of how to tell a story. It is beautifully written and beautifully shot. I was stunned at how well done this movie was. I was also shocked at the amount of hype this movie was receiving. It was just not worth it. The story is simple. It is a story of love and the love that is in us all. It is about a young girl who is born with an unusual birthmark on her face. She is taken in by an older couple who believe that she is the daughter of an ancient Egyptian princess. They set out to find the princess and put an end to the curse. But the older couple soon discovers that the princess is not the real princess and the curse is only beginning. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good story. It is a perfect movie to watch with a date or with a friend. It is also a movie that will leave you feeling good. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good movie.

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Dorothy W.

As a film enthusiast, I had an overwhelming desire to see this film, but for whatever reason, I never got around to it. But I can't help but wonder if I'm the only one who saw it as the film actually deserved it's reputation as one of the best films of all time. The movie opens with a very simple scene in which a bunch of marines are being massacred by the Indians on the island of Oahu. We then see a brief scene from the viewpoint of the father of a small girl named Lily (Emily Browning) and her baby. After this, we cut to a soldier who was captured by the Indians, leading us to believe that Lily is the next target. She escapes and embarks on a journey that will take her across the land to find her mother and her father. I can't go any further without spoiling the film for people who haven't seen it yet, but I'll be brief: After the Indians kill the soldiers on Oahu, Lily and her baby find themselves in the jungle of Hawaii. Lily takes a boat and her baby along with her mother's medicine and then escapes. They find a land where Lily and her baby grow up. While they are on the island, they find a family and Lily gives birth to a son, Alvin (Toby Kebbell) who seems to be the only remaining member of the family. The mother of the child, Lily's mother, becomes suspicious of Lily's father's story and begins to investigate. After Lily meets Alvin and the boy discovers that Lily is the only survivor of her family, Lily finds out that Alvin was a British soldier who was captured by the Indians and used as a slave to be sold into the local tribes to be used as a sex slave. Lily and Alvin escape the island and head to Hawaii to find the mother of their son. I was really impressed by this movie. I really felt that the acting was excellent, and the story was fascinating. I couldn't stop thinking about the movie for days afterwards. The acting was amazing, and the film kept me enthralled for the entire length of it. The movie had a very beautiful and captivating style to it, and it's definitely one of my favorites of all time. This movie had a great story and amazing acting, and it did something very rare for a film: it was great at what it was supposed to do. It was supposed to be an action movie, and it was definitely not a boring movie, because I actually enjoyed it, because it was great at what it was supposed to be. I recommend this movie to anyone, because it's one of the best movies of all time. I would definitely watch it again. It's really really good, and it's a very good movie that deserves to be on top of the top 250.

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Edward Kelly

This film is a must see for any family with children under the age of 14. The story, the acting and the cinematography are wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and will watch it many times. This is definitely one of my favorite movies!

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Barbara S.

This film, directed by Steven Spielberg, tells the true story of Hitler and the girl he seduced to get her into bed. From the opening shot of a limo transporting Adolf Hitler to his death bed to the final shot of a train pulling into the tunnel from which Hitler's ashes were taken to his grave, the entire film is imbued with suspense, mystery, and in the end, a true story. The acting is brilliant, the direction is phenomenal, the production values and cinematography are beautiful. While I was expecting a true story, I got a fantastic, dark, and sensitive story that left me completely confused at the end. The great thing about this film is that it does not matter if you know the truth or not. You are not supposed to be able to guess what is going to happen. This film is a true masterpiece. Spielberg is one of my favorite directors, and this is one of his best films ever. 9/10

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Walter Lane

If you're a movie lover, you must see this movie. This is the most brilliant movie I have ever seen. It's like a movie from another time. It has a strong message about love, war, and love. The story is about a young girl, Sophie, and how she is raised to be a princess by her mother, King Henri, and her stepfather, King Louis, but she doesn't want to be a princess. She wants to be a king, and she is able to become one, when she falls in love with a young man named Louis. They fall in love, and Louis takes Sophie to Paris. When she gets to Paris, she discovers that she is pregnant. This is the beginning of the story, and the end of the story. The only thing that I didn't like was the ending. I didn't like it because it seemed that the film didn't end at all. I didn't think that the film ended, because it seemed that the film didn't end. I felt like the film was going on forever. I felt that the film should have ended. I felt that the film should have ended, because I felt that it was a very strong movie, and it was one of the best movies I have ever seen.

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Harold

I am surprised that I've never heard of this movie. I remember seeing it at a theater in my teens. I remember the film being labeled as a 'love story' and I was not impressed. After all, I was a guy who liked a lot of chick flicks. I was not into the romance genre. I was into a story about the beginning of WWII. That was all I was looking for. And, this film met my expectations. I found myself connected to the characters. I could see what their problems were and I could sympathize with them. It was very entertaining. I think that the romance was not necessary to the story, but it was there. It was a nice change from the usual chick flicks that I normally watch. I was not disappointed.

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Peter E.

I am going to say this right off the bat: I was in the theatre for two hours and not once did I think about the fact that I was going to miss the end of this movie. I have seen many movies in my lifetime, but this is one of the few I will never forget. It was one of the most moving movies I have ever seen. I just don't get the hate. It was an amazing movie and I think most people should see it at least once. The acting was superb and the movie did a great job of showing the effects of war on the human psyche. It was an amazing movie and I can't wait to see it again. It is a must see for anyone who wants to know more about war and what it does to people.