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Certified Copy (2010)

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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.

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Abbas Kiarostami

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Abbas Kiarostami, Caroline Eliacheff (collaborating writer)
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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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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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Ranked #45 in BBC's "100 Greatest Films of The 21st Century" list in 2015. See more »

Quotes

Elle: Look at you wife, who has made herself pretty for you. Look. Open your eyes.
James Miller: This is just not the moment. It's 5 o'clock, I'm hungry, I need a drink.
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Romantic comedy Kiarostami-style
28 June 2010 | by kepotazSee all my reviews

If you're familiar with the movies of Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, this is a big departure from his usual work. Shot in Italy with Juliette Binoche and some dude, it's basically a romantic comedy, but nothing like Hollywood would ever produce (well, it actually reminds a little bit of Before Sunset by Richard Linklater, but miles away from the Julia Roberts/Sandra Bullock avenue).

It's really enjoyable with unexpected progress of the story (unexpected especially if you're brainwashed by certain type of movies about male-female relationships). It has room for interpretation, everything is not explained and it lets the viewer bind the remaining threads. It's also funny and I found it quite intense. It held my attention and actually felt about ten minutes shorter than it really is. I have to admit that I'm a big fan of intelligent movies about male-female relationships. Long well written and acted scenes with just a man and a woman talking don't turn me off.

The formal control of the shots by the director and the cinematographer are masterful. There are those long shots that Kiarostami has used before, but used masterfully in the context of the story, and not in any "look at me, Mom, I'm sculpting in time" -art house tedium.

I talked with couple other persons who saw the movie, and they said that they didn't like it. But let me tell you that it's really good.


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Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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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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