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Call Me by Your Name (2017)

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In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.



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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old young man, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old American college graduate student working on his... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Is it better to speak or die?


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Llámame por tu nombre  »

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Box Office


€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$412,932, 26 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,736,560, 18 March 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on the book "Call me by your name" written by André Aciman, the author himself appears in the movie as Mounir. See more »


The Persol sunglasses Oliver wears throughout would have had a 4-barrel "Meflecto" temple in 1983; only after Luxottica bought the company in the 2000s did they reduce the 649 to 2 barrels, which is seen in the film. See more »


Elio: Malfada? Mom? Yeah, it's me. Yeah, everything's fine, I'm at the station in Clusone. Listen, Mom, can you...
[voice breaking]
Elio: Can you come get me, mom?
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Crazy Credits

Although the movie has a full opening credits sequence, the title of the film is not shown on screen until the end credits begin. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »


Written by Marty Kupersmith, Louis Sandy Yaguda and F.R. David (as Robert Fitoussi)
Performed by F.R. David (as FR David)
Published by Koka Media
Administered in Italy by Universal Music Publishing Ricordi Srl
Courtesy of Moonlight-Mainlight
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A masterpiece that will stay with you long after the credits
5 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Call Me By Your Name is the kind of movie that makes you sit through the credits with tears rolling down your face, staring blankly at the screen with a lump in your throat and tightness in your chest.

Call Me By Your Name is not a tragic movie. It's not a sad movie. It's not a pretentious movie. It's a movie about love, and love, and love. A beautiful love that will leave you longing to find your own love and drown in it.

Timothée Chalamet is an absolute force of nature. Elio will make you want to love, and hurt, and piece yourself back together with absolutely no regrets whatsoever. Elio will make you want to live your life to the fullest. Elio will make you want to break your own damn heart. It's so rare that a performance truly shows the depth of longing, and despair, and passion a character conveys through written words without the internal monologue. Timothée is truly a revelation and his last scene during the credits will have a lasting impact on everyone.

Armie Hammer is absolutely brilliant in the way he humanizes Oliver who is somewhat glorified through Elio's lens in the first part of the book. In the movie, Oliver is endearing and human and sexy and caring. He cares for Elio, and his love for him is so tender and so touching

Michael Stuhlbarg's monologue delivered nearing the end of the film is a complete masterpiece, and without a doubt that monologue with be taught and quoted for many years to come. A raw and beautiful scene.

Watch this movie. Watch it, and love it, and don't let it fall victim to over-hype. Watch this movie. Fall in love in two hours and twelve minutes, then question every single time you didn't allow yourself to feel just because you were afraid of getting hurt. Was avoiding a possible heartbreak that might have shattered you worth never getting a taste of the heavens? Was killing the potential pain and heartache worth it? Was it worth it?

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