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

Director:

Luca Guadagnino

Writers:

James Ivory (screenplay by), André Aciman (based on the novel by)
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299 ( 48)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 94 wins & 259 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Armie Hammer ... Oliver
Timothée Chalamet ... Elio
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Mr. Perlman
Amira Casar ... Annella Perlman
Esther Garrel ... Marzia
Victoire Du Bois Victoire Du Bois ... Chiara
Vanda Capriolo Vanda Capriolo ... Mafalda
Antonio Rimoldi Antonio Rimoldi ... Anchise
Elena Bucci Elena Bucci ... Bambi - Art Historian
Marco Sgrosso Marco Sgrosso ... Nico - Art Historian
André Aciman André Aciman ... Mounir
Peter Spears ... Isaac

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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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Taglines:

Is it better to speak or die?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Despite considering casting gay actors, Luca Guadagnino cast what he felt were the best actors for the roles and ended up with two straight actors in the lead roles. In real life, Armie Hammer (Oliver) is married to American actress Elizabeth Chambers, and Timothée Chalamet (Elio) has been in relationships with women, including pop singer Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Leon, and Lily-Rose Depp, Johnny Depp's daugter. Guadagnino and screenwriter James Ivory are both openly gay. See more »

Goofs

As soon as Oliver's train has left the station of Clusone, Elio calls his mother on the phone, asking her to come and pick him up. The train station of Clusone was a bus only station by 1983, as the railway line of Valle Seriana (in the province of Bergamo) closed down in 1967 to be substituted by a bus line. See more »

Quotes

Elio: [to Oliver, crying] I don't want you to go.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Sufjan Stevens: Mystery of Love (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Zion hört die Wächter singen
(from the cantata BWV 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme")
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged and transcribed by Wilhelm Kempff
Performed by Alessio Bax
Published by Boosey & Hawkes
Courtesy of Signum Records
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A touching romance
17 May 2018 | by Sebastien02See all my reviews

« Call me by your name » is a beautiful movie about first love. The atmosphere is dreamy and I have been taken on an emotional journey for two hours. Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer give remarkable performances. There is a great chemistry between them. The charming landscapes, the good soundtrack and the delicate direction also contribute to this achievement. I like the way homosexuality is portrayed: being gay is normal; there is no drama queen and no pathos. This is a touching story that makes me want to fall in love.


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Country:

Italy | France | USA | Brazil

Language:

English | Italian | French | German | Hebrew

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Crema, Cremona, Lombardy, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$412,932, 26 November 2017

Gross USA:

$18,095,701

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,888,660
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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