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Call Me by Your Name (2017)

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In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director:

Luca Guadagnino

Writers:

James Ivory (screenplay by), André Aciman (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Armie Hammer ... Oliver
Timothée Chalamet ... Elio
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Mr. Perlman
Amira Casar ... Annella Perlman
Esther Garrel ... Marzia
Victoire Du Bois Victoire Du Bois ... Chiara
Vanda Capriolo Vanda Capriolo ... Mafalda
Antonio Rimoldi Antonio Rimoldi ... Anchise
Elena Bucci Elena Bucci ... Bambi - Art Historian
Marco Sgrosso Marco Sgrosso ... Nico - Art Historian
André Aciman André Aciman ... Mounir
Peter Spears ... Isaac
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Storyline

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old young man, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old American college graduate student working on his... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Is it better to speak or die?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy | France | Brazil | USA

Language:

English | Italian | French | German | Hebrew

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Llámame por tu nombre See more »

Filming Locations:

Crema, Cremona, Lombardy, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$412,932, 26 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,095,701, 26 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,353,565, 15 April 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite considering casting gay actors, Luca Guadagnino cast what he felt were the best actors for role and ended up with two straight actors in the lead roles. In real life, Armie Hammer (Oliver) is married to a woman, American actress Elizabeth Chambers, and Timothée Chalamet (Elio) has been in relationships with women, including pop singer Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Leon. Guadagnino and screenwriter James Ivory are both openly gay. See more »

Goofs

The book that Elio gave to Marzia is the collection of poems "Parole" [Words] by Antonia Pozzi, curated by Alessandra Cenni and Onorina Dino and published for the first time by Garzanti in its series Poesia in 1989 (while the movie is set in 1983). See more »

Quotes

Mr. Perlman: You two had a nice friendship.
Elio: Yeah...
Mr. Perlman: You're too smart not to know how rare, how special what you two had was.
Elio: Oliver was Oliver.
Mr. Perlman: Parce-que c'etait lui, parce-que c'etait moi.
Elio: Oliver may be very intelligent but...
Mr. Perlman: Oh no, no, no. He was more than intelligent. What you two had, had everything and nothing to do with intelligence. He was good. You were both lucky to have found each other, because you too are good.
Elio: I think he was better than me. I think he was better than me.
Mr. Perlman: I'm sure he'd say the ...
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Crazy Credits

Although the movie has a full opening credits sequence, the title of the film is not shown on screen until the end credits begin. See more »

Connections

References The Thing (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

J'Adore Venise
Written by Ivano Fossati
Performed by Loredana Bertè
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ricordi Srl
Courtesy of Warner Music Italy
By arrangement with Warner Music Italia Srl
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Slow, Pretentious and Emotionally Disconnected
12 January 2018 | by studio-28931See all my reviews

As a producer/director who specializes in gay genre movies, I was eager to see "Call Me By Your Name". The positive buzz about it further fueled my anticipation. What a disappointment! Handsome newcomer Timothee Chalamet turned out to be just about the only redeeming feature in an otherwise hollow and artificial waste of time.

"Call Me By Your Name" suffers from numerous fatal flaws: The main characters lack any believable "chemistry". Armie Hammer (Oliver) is a horrible actor with as much depth as a cardboard cutout. There is absolutely no effort to explain the attraction Elio has for aloof Oliver and visa versa - it seems to come from nowhere and for no reason. There are hints that each of the two main characters has special talents - intellectual Oliver and musical prodigy Elio - but those scenes seem out of place and contrived with no payoff in the plot. The weird request from which the movie gets it's title is spoken in a scene, but there is no explanation for it. It comes from nowhere and goes nowhere. If anyone said to me, "Call me by your name" after we just had sex, I'd say "Later" (this will be more amusing to those who have seen the movie). I haven't read the book, but the screenplay lacks any kind of conflict, which makes it BORING.

The highlights are the beautiful Italian locations and Timothee Chalamet. I wouldn't bother to see it for any other reason.


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