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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

Language:

English | Italian | French | German | Hebrew

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Me by Your Name See more »

Filming Locations:

Crema, Cremona, Lombardy, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€781,250 (Italy), 28 January 2018, Limited Release

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

Producer Peter Spears said the film is dedicated to Bill Paxton, stating, "My husband, Brian Swardstrom, was Bill's best friend and agent for almost his entire career. Brian and Bill came to visit us in the set while we were away filming in Crema, Italy, on their way to Cannes where Bill had a movie premier. Bill and Luca became friends, as they had been great admirers of each other's work for many years, and Luca decided to honor his memory by dedicating the movie to him. A very moving gesture for which Brian and I will be forever grateful." See more »

Goofs

Continuity error after Elio grabs Oliver's crotch. As shot from the front, Oliver removes Elio's hand with his left hand. Cut to the immediate continuing shot from the rear but Oliver now has Elio's hand in his right hand as he sets Elio's hand back on Elio's knee. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Perlman: When you least expect it, nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.
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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 »

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Referenced in Cinema Club: Guadagnino/Ozu (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Phrygian Gate for Piano
Written by John Adams (as J.C. Adams)
Performed by Ralph van Raat
Published by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishing Ltd.
Administered in Italy by Casa Ricordi Srl
Courtesy of Naxos by arrangement with Source/Q
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Nigh-perfect depiction of how life really could be
4 December 2018 | by afarroweSee all my reviews

The movie overall felt like it is able to depict the very essence of young love. it is able to convey the passion, the rawness, the recklessness that one could face when they're in love and just discovering themselves without being overall as shove those ideas down the audience's throats.

The music was magnificent, it was wonderfully crafted, but some of the editing concerning the music in the film, made it felt as if they abruptly dropped everything, and kind of destroyed the mood that they were already setting in their previous scenes.

The cinematography is amazing, it felt very personal, and throughout the whole movie, i felt like the way that they presented the movie have been mostly consistent


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