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Certified Copy -- In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. Mistaken as husband and wife, the duo keep up the pretense, spending an afternoon behaving like a long-married couple.
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Certified Copy -- n Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. There, they are mistaken for a married couple. On the insistence of the woman they keep up the pretence, but as time goes on we realise that there may be more to their seemingly new relationship than meets the eye.

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Director:
Writers:
Caroline Eliacheff (collaborator on screenplay)
Abbas Kiarostami
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Release Date:
19 May 2010 (France) See more »
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Plot:
In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Profound, intelligent, enthralling. See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Juliette Binoche ... Elle

William Shimell ... James Miller

Jean-Claude Carrière ... L'homme de la place
Agathe Natanson ... La femme de la place
Gianna Giachetti ... La patronne du café
Adrian Moore ... Le fils
Angelo Barbagallo ... Le traducteur
Andrea Laurenzi ... Le guide
Filippo Trojano ... Le marié
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuela Balsinelli ... La mariée

Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Caroline Eliacheff  collaborator on screenplay
Abbas Kiarostami 

Produced by
Angelo Barbagallo .... producer
Gaetano Daniele .... line producer
Claire Dornoy .... executive producer
Charles Gillibert .... producer
Marin Karmitz .... executive producer
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Nathanaël Karmitz .... producer
Abbas Kiarostami .... producer
Patrick Quinet .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Luca Bigazzi 
 
Film Editing by
Bahman Kiarostami 
 
Casting by
Fabiola Banzi 
 
Production Design by
Giancarlo Basili 
Ludovica Ferrario 
 
Set Decoration by
Stefano Picciarelli 
 
Makeup Department
Franck-Pascal Alquinet .... key hair stylist
Fabienne Robineau .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Simona Chiocca .... unit manager
Ivana Kastratovic .... production manager
Maria Panicucci .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marco Pettini .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Cristina Cecili .... lead painter
Lorenzo Sartor .... carpenter
Francesco Spina .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Olivier Hespel .... sound
Grégory Noël .... boom operator
Dominique Vieillard .... sound editor
Dominique Vieillard .... sound re-recording mixer
Dominique Vieillard .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Francesco Antonio Maggi .... digital compositor
Rodolfo Migliari .... visual effects supervisor: Chromatica
Miriam Pavese .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessandro Abate .... second assistant camera
Salvatore Bognanni .... assistant camera
Paolo Cafiero .... assistant camera
Patrizio Marra .... key grip
Fabio Policastro .... best boy
Alessandro Saulini .... gaffer
Michel Tripepi .... second assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Berrebi .... costume supervisor
Elise Cribier-Delande .... costume assistant
Marzia Nardone .... associate costume designer
Agathe Wesolek .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Andrea Orsini .... color timer
Fabrizio Pistone .... digital conform
Maria Fantastica Valmori .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Elizabeth Alexandris .... script supervisor
Matilde Barbagallo .... trainee
Giacomo Cardone .... production assistant
Bruno Di Bartolomei .... accountant
Giulia Fraschi .... production assistant
Massoumeh Lahidji .... screenplay adaptation
Alessandro Luzi .... cashier
Maxime Maisin .... production coordinator: Belgium
Lina Martins .... assistant: Juliette Binoche
Alfredo Miserocchi .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"Copie conforme" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
106 min
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Trivia:
At some point Robert De Niro was in negotiation for the role of James Miller, but eventually it was offered to William Shimell.See more »
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James Miller:I'm afraid there's nothing very simple about being simple.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Profound, intelligent, enthralling., 27 July 2011
Author: Rockwell_Cronenberg from United States

"Certified Copy" is a film essentially cut in two. Both halves are lovely and when put together it makes for a remarkable whole work. It's a very simple film on the surface, the plot made up almost entirely of a day-long conversation between an author (William Shimell) and a woman (Juliette Binoche) showing him around town. The conversation begins with them being these strangers meeting for the first time, as they discuss his new book (the title of the film) and the theories he brings up within it. They discuss the significance of a copy as opposed to it's original and the film brings up a lot of questions on artificiality, within culture and within life. Questions arise as to whether or not every individual person is just essentially a copy of someone else, and this becomes absolutely fascinating. Then, everything changes. A waitress at a cafe mistakes them for a married couple and the two spend the rest of the day going along with this, playing a game that they are married and they go back and forth as an unhappy couple would.

Or was it mistake? It becomes clear that these people have some connection with each other, whether they are divorced, former lovers or something entirely separate, and the conversation becomes much more biting and intriguing. Writer/director Abbas Kiarostami keeps us gripped into this conversation, as these two ponder on the copies of the world, along with the tribulations of a marriage, what makes a good husband, what makes a good father and so much more. She attacks him for being such an absent father (is her son really his?) and he explains that sometimes one partner in the marriage just has to be gone and that's the way the world is. The film poses so many interesting questions on the world and leaves it up to the viewer to decide the answers for themselves. Each character has their own strong opinion, but Kiarostami never takes a side and tells the viewer the resolution. It's a powerful picture that keeps you thinking long after it's over.

Part of the power of course relies on the strength of the performances, and both of these actors knock it out of the park. William Shimell was the perfect choice for the distant, simple author. Juliette Binoche, however, steals the show, with an authentic and brave performance that ranks up with some of her absolute best. She is arguably the finest actress in cinema today, and has a grasp on portraying vulnerability that very few actors can come close to achieving. Within her you really see the pain of a woman scorned and the exhausting life led by a single mother constantly having to think of someone other than herself. She is everything here; emotional, strong, falling apart and beautiful. It's a perfect performance in a magnificent film. I feel like this is a picture that will only get better on repeated viewings, and it's still quite strong on the first one.

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