7.8/10
87,718
151 user 140 critic

The Best Offer (2013)

La migliore offerta (original title)
Trailer
2:28 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $9.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A lonely art expert working for a mysterious and reclusive heiress finds not only her art worth examining.

Director:

Writer:

(story and screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
2,172 ( 140)
25 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Shattered by the unexpected news, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance.

Director: Andrés Baiz
Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García, María Soledad Rodríguez
The Body (2012)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

Director: Oriol Paulo
Stars: José Coronado, Hugo Silva, Belén Rueda
Loft I (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

Director: Erik Van Looy
Stars: Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts
Contratiempo (2016)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

While the clock is ticking, with the aid of a witness preparation expert, a successful entrepreneur accused of murder has less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence.

Director: Oriol Paulo
Stars: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, José Coronado
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

Director: Paolo Genovese
Stars: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini
Tell No One (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.

Director: Guillaume Canet
Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan
Baarìa (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Lina Sastri
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Bill Nunn
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A paraplegic computer engineer in a wheelchair starts hearing noises and voices of bank robbers in his basement.

Director: Rodrigo Grande
Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Clara Lago
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Virgil Oldman
... Robert
... Claire Ibbetson
... Billy Whistler
... Fred
... Lambert
... Girl in the Bar
... Sarah
Caterina Capodilista ... Young Woman
Gen Seto ... Housekeeper
Klaus Tauber ... Virgil's Assistant #1
... Virgil's Assistant #2
... Virgil's Assistant #3
... Virgil's Assistant #4
... Barman
Edit

Storyline

In the world of high-end art auctions and antiques, Virgil Oldman is an elderly and esteemed but eccentric genius art-expert, known and appreciated by the world. Oldman is hired by a solitary young heiress, Claire Ibbetson, to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. For some reason, Claire always refuses to be seen in person. Robert aids Oldman in restoring and reassembling some odd mechanical parts he finds amongst Claire's belongings, while also giving him advice on how to befriend her and deal with his feelings towards her. Also a friend of Oldman, Billy Whistler helps him to acquire a secret private collection of master paintings. Written by Nebzyl

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A master of possession. A crime of obsession. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Best Offer  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,909,972 (Italy), 6 January 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,595, 3 January 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$85,433, 9 March 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,255,873, 18 January 2014
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ennio Morricone recorded music for the movie with Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague. See more »

Goofs

When Virgil talks to Claire about "seeing each other" the blue folder disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Waiter: Are you on your own, sir?
Virgil Oldman: No, I'm waiting for someone.
See more »

Connections

References The Blue Angel (1930) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
The Best of The Best (a movie can) Offer!
15 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about Art!

It uses the Art as a mean to illustrate the Art as an end.

The Art is used in literal sense. Namely, the exterior is set in Rome (and a bit of Prague) which are finest art statements to this day, while the interior scenes are shot in gorgeous villas among pieces of art (voluptuous sculptures, sensuous paintings, precious pieces of furniture).

But more importantly, The Art is used in metaphorical sense: The Art of transforming one's Passion into Possession. The Art of transforming one's drive for Perfection and striving for owns Protection into one's Flow and Vulnerability. The Art of merging opposing feelings, causing inner conflicts, arousing thousand emotions, attacking all senses, shaking the nerves...shaking the very ground until...

...until it becomes the ultimate Work of Art itself!

Bravo Maestro's: Tornatore, Moriconne and Rush!

Biljana Gjoneska - www.evermind.me


144 of 218 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 151 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial