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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:

Caroline Eliacheff (collaborator on screenplay), Abbas Kiarostami
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Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Drama | Romance

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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:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,937, 13 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,337,384, 12 June 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Originally set to start filming in October 2007 in English. Then it was delayed until March 2008, this time mainly in French as Sami Frey had been cast. This too was delayed until May when Frey was no longer available and François Cluzet was ready to step into. Further delays occurred. See more »

Quotes

L'homme de la place: All she wants from you is that you walk beside her and lay your hand on her shoulder. That's all she's longing for. But for her, it's vital. But all your problems can be solved by a simple gesture. Do it and set yourself free.
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Dolce mamma
Written by A. Albrizio
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great Kiarostami deja vu
7 July 2010 | by iegg44See all my reviews

If you have seen Under The Olive Tree, Kiarostami's master piece from 1994, you might find Certified Copy to be the continuation 25 years later on a different continent. Here he left Iran for Western Europe because Binoche could not have done this in Iran. A twisted, touching, thoughtful relationship story that plays with what is a copy and what is an original, what is reality and what is imagination. Beautifully filmed and Binoche is at her best. The many languages spoken between the protagonists - none from Iran - just confirmed for me the many levels of a relationship, the confusion and misunderstandings you are confronted with, no matter where you are. Definitely worth seeing and talking about with intelligent friends.


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