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Call Me by Your Name (2017)

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In 1980s Italy, 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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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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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?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Towards the end, when Elio's father is discussing Elio's friendship with Oliver, he says "Because it was him, because it was me." This is a quotation from Michel de Montaigne's essay "On friendship." Montaigne is discussing his friendship with an older man, though there is nothing in the essay to suggest that it was anything other than a platonic friendship. See more »

Goofs

Elio wears an anachronistic Fido Dido T-shirt a couple times in the movie, including the beautiful scene on the sofa with his father near the end of the film. Although the film takes place in 1983, the Fido Dido character wasn't created until 1985. And in fact, if you pause/freeze-frame playback during that scene on the sofa, you can clearly see on the front of Elio's T-shirt the copyright year 1985 in small lettering (showing as "© 1985 Fido Dido") on the lower left side. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Perlman: Have I spoken out of turn? Then I'll say one more thing. It'll clear the air. I may have come close, but I never had what you two have. Something always held me back or stood in the way. How you live your life is your business, just remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there's sorrow, pain. Don't kill it and ...
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Crazy Credits

The sound of the fire crackling in the fireplace continues after the last image of Elio goes black and the final notes of Sufjan Stevens's "Visions of Gideon" fade out. See more »

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Stunning
6 November 2017 | by DavidO-ScotlandSee all my reviews

It is not often that films adapted from books capture the true essence, emotion and spirit of the book but for me Call Me By Your Name does just that. Superbly acted by a talented cast the film was a visual an emotional delight. Sensitively directed and beautifully shot with a great sound track what was not to like. For me it was a coming of age love story for Elio and something very special for Oliver. Simply calling it a gay movie does it a disservice. It is much, much more than that. While the whole cast were strong the two leads, Armie, and Timothee just had that magic on screen. And Timothee Chalamet's performance was stunning absolutely stunning. His closing scene will become a cinema classic. Don't be put off by the gay tag this is a beautiful love story, sensitively told that surly anybody can empathise with. Don't miss it.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Italian | French | German | Hebrew

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Crema, Cremona, Lombardy, Italy See more »

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Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$412,932, 26 November 2017

Gross USA:

$18,095,701

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,887,595
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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