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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

In the scene where Elio is waiting for Oliver ('Futile devices' playing in the background), the film has light bleeding into it and you can see the sprocket holes. This was an accident which the Director decided to keep as it gives the scene an ephemeral quality. See more »

Goofs

Elio states at the monument for the Battle of Piave that 170,000 died there. In fact, while there may have been approximately 170,000 casualties (dead,wounded,captured ) , the total number of dead was probably closer to 20,000. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Perlman: In my place, most parents would hope the whole thing goes away. Pray their sons land on their feet, but... I am not such a parent.
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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 Flashdance (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Zion hört die Wächter singen
(from the cantata BWV 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme")
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged and transcribed by Wilhelm Kempff
Performed by Alessio Bax
Published by Boosey & Hawkes
Courtesy of Signum Records
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Truly one of the best.
14 December 2018 | by linoayumuSee all my reviews

It doesn't take a genius to understand nor appreciate this film. It does however, take an open mind to see and feel the beauty this film has to offer. It is perfection incarnate. Never have I been so moved by a film such as this one. It was an absolute pleasure watching it.


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Language:

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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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Box Office

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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