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Certified Copy (2010) More at IMDbPro »Copie conforme (original title)

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Certified Copy -- A gallery owner living in a Tuscan village who attends a lecture by a British author on authenticity and fakery in art.
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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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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  (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 electric
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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106 min
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During a visit in Tehran by Binoche, Kiarostami told Binoche the synopsis of Certified Copy as a casual anecdote, which she said that she fully believed until he confessed to having made it up. According to Kiarostami, studying the reactions of Binoche as she listened to the story was a vital part of the film's further development.See more »
Elle:I know you hate me. There's nothing I can do about that. But at least try to be a little consistent.See more »
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79 out of 124 people found the following review useful.
Romantic comedy Kiarostami-style, 28 June 2010
Author: kepotaz from Finland

If you're familiar with the movies of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, this is a big departure from his usual work. Shot in Italy with Juliette Binoche and some dude, it's basically a romantic comedy, but nothing like Hollywood would ever produce (well, it actually reminds a little bit of Before Sunset by Richard Linklater, but miles away from the Julia Roberts/Sandra Bullock avenue).

It's really enjoyable with unexpected progress of the story (unexpected especially if you're brainwashed by certain type of movies about male-female relationships). It has room for interpretation, everything is not explained and it lets the viewer bind the remaining threads. It's also funny and I found it quite intense. It held my attention and actually felt about ten minutes shorter than it really is. I have to admit that I'm a big fan of intelligent movies about male-female relationships. Long well written and acted scenes with just a man and a woman talking don't turn me off.

The formal control of the shots by the director and the cinematographer are masterful. There are those long shots that Kiarostami has used before, but used masterfully in the context of the story, and not in any "look at me, Mom, I'm sculpting in time" -art house tedium.

I talked with couple other persons who saw the movie, and they said that they didn't like it. But let me tell you that it's really good.

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