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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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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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Both Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer had strict no nudity clauses in their contracts, which prevented the film's sex scenes from being totally explicit. See more »

Goofs

Elio's wears a watch that appears to be the ubiquitous Casio F91-W, however this watch did not enter production until 1991 and despite looking retro doesn't quite match the setting of 1983. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Oliver: Later!
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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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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Paris Latino
Written by Carlos Perez and Juan-Jose Perez
Performed by Bandolero
Produced by Delaplaya (p) 1983
Published by BMG VM Music France
Edizioni per l'Italia BMG Rights Management (Italy) srl
Courtesy of Delaplaya
Under license from Musiques & Solutions
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An Extraordinary, Extraordinarily Unforgettable Masterwork of Filmmaking
5 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I loved "A Bigger Splash" (the previous film by Luca Guadagnino,) and was in awe by the trailer and stunning reviews for this film. Needless to say, my expectations were utterly shattered by this powerful, emotional, and gorgeous drama. It's one of the best films of the decade, and clearly the best film of the year so far.

While this isn't the type of film with too many spoilers, I still don't want to give too much away. It's better to go into such a sublime film like this knowing less rather than more. What I will say is that the main plot concerns an adolescent man who is spending a summer in the 1980's with family in Lombardy, Italy. He begins having a relationship with an older man invited as a guest by the family played by Armie Hammer. The film's pacing is superb and lets the viewer genuinely meet these characters, who are bonded by both friendship and physical affection. This is clearly shown throughout the movie, as the chemistry between the two leads is excellent.

But what makes "Call Me By Your Name" such a phenomenal film is its gripping sense of feeling. Viewers truly feel that they are away from where they are viewing the film, and truly feel like they have been transported to 1980's Italy. Guadagnino is a masterpiece at eliciting senses, and the audience's sense of senses are used to full effect to simulate the true feelings of being in Italy. From luscious depictions of peaches and apricots grown in the countryside, to the streets in gorgeous Italian towns and the steamy espresso, every sight and sound in the film feels truly authentic and impactful on the viewer. I have not seen such an effective use of reflecting on audiences' senses to create a more immersive viewing experience in a film in years. The film's score is exceptional as well. It feels authentically Italian and beautifully emotional, especially when paired with the film's script in many scenes. The writing feels both authentic and intelligent at all times, and the film doesn't even manage to let its guard down in a single scene by failing to grip the viewer with its beautiful script. A late-film monologue by Michael Stuhlbarg is a particular highlight.

As one can see from reading this review, this film is truly unforgettable and a brilliant trip to Italy. Its immersion in its setting and characters remind us of the focal point of cinema: to expose the viewer to unique settings and opportunities and to transport them to these opportunities through the language of film. Recommended to the highest degree. 10/10


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