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Certified Copy (2010)

Copie conforme (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 March 2011 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami

Writers:

Abbas Kiarostami, Caroline Eliacheff (collaborating writer)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Juliette Binoche ... Elle
William Shimell ... James Miller
Jean-Claude Carrière ... L'homme de la place
Agathe Natanson Agathe Natanson ... La femme de la place
Gianna Giachetti Gianna Giachetti ... La patronne du café
Adrian Moore Adrian Moore ... Le fils
Angelo Barbagallo Angelo Barbagallo ... Le traducteur
Andrea Laurenzi Andrea Laurenzi ... Le guide
Filippo Trojano Filippo Trojano ... Le marié (as Filippo Troiano)
Manuela Balsimelli Manuela Balsimelli ... La mariée (as Manuela Balsinelli)
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Storyline

James Miller has just written a book on the value of a copy versus the original work of art. At a book reading, a woman gives him her address, and the next day they meet and take a country-side drive to a local Italian village. Here, they discuss various works of art found in the town, and also the nature of their relationship - which gets both more revealed and concealed as the day progresses. Written by napierslogs

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Certified Copy premiered on 18 May 2010 at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival as part of the main competition. It was released the following day in regular French cinemas through MK2. See more »

Quotes

Elle: If we were a bit more tolerant of each other's weaknesses, we'd be less alone. I know one can live alone but... Did you see that couple next door? I envied them. Stay with me. Stay. Give us that chance.
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Dolce mamma
Written by A. Albrizio
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The Ideas of Plato Writ Large
27 January 2014 | by mrwillpetersSee all my reviews

I came across the film when researching a piece I was writing on Plato's ideas of beauty and aesthetics. Although Plato isn't for everyone I thought this film really helped my students understand some of his central concerns relating to the difference between an idea, a reality and an imitation. In our class discussions on Plato's notions of Mimesis and Diegesis, this film greatly helped.

The film forces us to wonder to what extent the relationship between the two central characters is real, or an imitation of a once real relationship. It asks is a real relationship any better than a certified copy i.e a fake relationship where both parties pretend it is real. That is the central question - the value of the authentic versus the value of the fake.


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Country:

France | Italy | Belgium | Iran

Language:

French | English | Italian

Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Certified Copy See more »

Filming Locations:

Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,937, 13 March 2011

Gross USA:

$1,373,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,736,632
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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