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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Oliver
... Elio
... Mr. Perlman
... Annella Perlman
... Marzia
Victoire Du Bois ... Chiara
Vanda Capriolo ... Mafalda
Antonio Rimoldi ... Anchise
Elena Bucci ... Bambi - Art Historian
Marco Sgrosso ... Nico - Art Historian
André Aciman ... Mounir
... 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

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Is it better to speak or die?

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Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Llámame por tu nombre  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There was only one rehearsal before shooting. In multiple interviews, Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer said that director Luca Guadagnino asked them one day to come outside to do a rehearsal in the backyard of the villa. They walked to a patch of grass and flipped their scripts to a randomly selected scene to practice. When they opened the script, the page only read, "Elio and Oliver roll around in the grass making out." Chalamet and Hammer looked at each other and said, "Alright, let's go!" Just seconds into the making out scene, however, Guadagnino stepped in and directed them to act more "passionately." So they started making out and continued to do so, and no one told them to stop. Eventually, the two actors stopped, looked around and realized Guadagnino had just walked away, leaving them rolling around in the grass. This was their only rehearsal. See more »

Goofs

On the morning after, Oliver is laying with his arm around Elio's shoulder and Oliver's bike wound almost looks healed, next scene after the swim when Oliver walks up to Elio the wound looks scabbed over again. See more »

Quotes

Oliver: Is there a bank in town? I'd like to start an account while I'm here.
[accidentally breaks his soft boiled egg]
Mafalda: [in Italian] Let me do it.
Oliver: [in English] Sorry.
[Mafalda cracks open another egg for Oliver]
Mr. Perlman: It happens to the best of us.
Oliver: Yeah, well...
Mr. Perlman: [chuckling] None of our residents has ever had a local bank account.
Oliver: Really?
Elio: Should I take him to Montodine?
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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

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.139 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

È la Vita
Written by Marco Armani (as Marco Antonio Armenise) and Paolo Armenise
Performed by Marco Armani
(c) (p) 2017 Bixio Music Group Ltd.
Courtesy of IDM Music ltd. o/b/o Bixio Music Group Ltd.
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Sensual Beauty
23 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The most sensually immersive film you will see all year, perhaps all decade. The performances from the cast - notably Hammer, Stuhlbarg and particularly newcomer Chalamet put this film in another league from all other recent coming-of-age films and romance films. You leave this film wishing you could stay in the world it has enveloped you within.


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