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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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Caroline Eliacheff (collaborator on screenplay)
Abbas Kiarostami
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Release Date:
19 May 2010 (France) See more »
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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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Faithful Copy of a Romantic Comedy and Long-Term Marriage See more (76 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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106 min
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Trivia:
In her acceptance speech for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival, Juliette Binoche took the opportunity to highlight the plight of another Iranian director, Jafar Panahi, who is under house arrest by the Iranian regime.See more »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Faithful Copy of a Romantic Comedy and Long-Term Marriage, 7 November 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Tuscany, a French woman (Juliette Binoche) arrives in a lecture room to see the middle-aged British writer James Miller (William Shimell), who has published a book about the validity of copies versus original works. However, her son forces her to leave the lecture early and she gives her phone number to a common friend to give it to James.

He comes to her antique shop and invites her to drive around. However, she takes James to the village of Lucignano. While they are traveling, he autographs six books she had bought and they discuss the subject of his book. When they arrive in the village, they are mistakenly taken as husband and wife and the woman decides to play the game and soon the bitter James Miller assumes the role of her husband.

I am not a fan of Abbas Kiarostami, but I see his movies since they are usually challenging and open to interpretations. I have just seen "Copie Conforme" on DVD and I have my understanding of the story that may be or may be not the real intention of this Iranian writer / director.

Juliette Binoche's character definitely knows James Miller and there are evidences: first, she has a reserved spot in his lecture; then her son comments that she had decided to fall in love with the British writer; last, when James arrives in her antique shop, they do not introduce themselves to each other and they are not too formal as strangers certainly would be.

I believe that James Miller first met her years ago while she was walking on street with her son following her but never together. She probably would be a single mother with rejection to her son and on that occasion they might have become lovers or they had at least a love affair in the hotel that they visit in the end but James probably would be married.

They travel to the romantic village of Lucignano and they have a long discussion about copies and originals art works. When the owner of the cafeteria believes that they are married, the French woman plays games with James Miller pretending that they have been married for fifteen years, probably because she might have wanted to be his wife in the past. In the end, there is a parallel with the central subject of the story, copies vs. originals, and the drama turns into a faithful copy of a romantic comedy with a long-term marriage. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil):"Cópia Fiel ("Faithful Copy")

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