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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Kidman ... Martha Gellhorn
Clive Owen ... Ernest Hemingway
David Strathairn ... John Dos Passos
Rodrigo Santoro ... Paco Zarra
Molly Parker ... Pauline Hemingway
Parker Posey ... Mary Welsh Hemingway
Tony Shalhoub ... Mikhail Koltsov
Santiago Cabrera ... Robert Capa
Lars Ulrich ... Joris Ivens
Peter Coyote ... Maxwell Perkins
Joan Chen ... Madame Chiang Kai Shek
Saverio Guerra ... Sidney Franklin
Mark Pellegrino ... Max Eastman
Remy Auberjonois ... John Ferno
Anthony Brandon Wong ... Chou En-lai
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Storyline

It was a romance born out of war...and later torn apart by it. This powerful drama recounts one of the great love stories of the 20th century: the relationship between literary giant Ernest Hemingway and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Written by Jwelch5742

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We were good in war. And when there was no war, we made our own.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hemingway & Gellhorn See more »

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Budget:

$19,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Lars Ulrich, who appeared in this movie, is in the band Metallica. One of Metallica's songs, "For Whom The Bell Tolls", is based on the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name. See more »

Goofs

In one of the Spain scenes, Gellhorn shows up in a T-34/85. The scene takes place in 1936. No T-34s of any type appeared in Spain. The T-34 in general did not appear until 1940. The T-34/85 came into service in 1943. The tank in the movie was probably meant to represent a T-26, which are harder for filmmakers to find. See more »

Quotes

Ernest Hemingway: Done by noon... drunk by 3:00. That's my philosophy.
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Connections

Featured in The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Negra Sombra
(Traditional Song)
Performed by Coral De Ruada
Courtesy of Ouvirmos Music
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good intentions
20 July 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

in this case , it is the best thing. because "Hemingway & Gellhorn" is a beautiful sketch. seductive images, few lines of story, using the presence of the lead actors as basic support for audience. the subject is real generous and this is the real motif of disappointment. because it is only a large picture, ignoring details and nuances, about a meet, a love story, in a superficial manner. sure, it is one of option. not the most inspired in this case. because something essential is missing.and this transforms a promising story in just a too simple film. about Hemingway and Gellhorn.


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