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The Best Offer (2013)

La migliore offerta (original title)
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A lonely art expert working for a mysterious and reclusive heiress finds not only her art worth examining.

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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
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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

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Some forgeries are worth the ultimate price. See more »


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

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1 January 2014 (USA)  »

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The Best Offer  »

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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
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The restaurant in Prague is "Restaurace u milosrdnych" at the crossing of "U Milosrdnych" and "Kozi" in the center of the town See more »

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

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Robert: [his voice through the robot] There is always something authentic concealed in every forgery. I couldn't agree more. That's why I'll miss you, Mr. Oldman.
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Amazing role for Geoffrey Rush
20 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Another great role for Geoffrey Rush, possibly his greatest acting performance, up to today. I dare to call it "another" just because his performance in the King's Speech was quite impressive... The movie offers not only an interesting script, somehow near to Agatha's Christie novels, but also fine images and an inspired music. If you like fine paintings and antique furniture, you will enjoy watching this movie, even without paying to much attention to the criminal skeleton that leads the story...there is no place for useless sequences, everything goes smoothly and natural, the drama is well tempered until the very final peak, the whole is well balanced and wonderful. I do not know anything about the director of this movie, Mr.Giuseppe Tornatore, but, I am pretty sure that he has many other things to say in his future career...be sure to not miss this film, you will highly enjoy the time spent watching it!


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