Call Me by Your Name

November 21st, 2017


Call Me by Your Name

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 8.4/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

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 American-Italian boy, 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 charming American scholar working on his ...

Writers: James Ivory, Andre Aciman, Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois, Vanda Capriolo, Antonio Rimoldi, Elena Bucci, Marco Sgrosso, Andre Aciman, Peter Spears, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Armie Hammer - Oliver
Timothée Chalamet - Elio
Michael Stuhlbarg - Mr. Perlman
Amira Casar - Annella
Esther Garrel - Marzia
Victoire Du Bois - Chiara
Vanda Capriolo - Mafalda
Antonio Rimoldi - Anchiese
Elena Bucci - Art Historian 1
Marco Sgrosso - Art Historian 2
Andre Aciman - Mounir (as André Aciman)
Peter Spears - Isaac


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Country: Italy, France, Brazil, USA

Language: English, Italian, French, German

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

Filming Locations: Crema, Cremona, Lombardia, Italy

Box Office Details

Budget: €4,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?

Director Luca Guadagnino told The Hollywood Reporter that he wasn't interested in including explicit sex scenes in the film, the tone would've been very different from what he was looking for. He wanted the audience to completely rely on the emotional travel of these people and feel first love. He didn't want the audience to find any difference or discrimination toward these characters. See more »


User Review


Rating: 10/10

If you've read the book, you will not be disappointed. If you've not read the book, you must. They fit together as a beautiful work together. Companions in art. One without the other, and you just aren't as fulfilled. I cannot wait to reread the book.

Timothée's performance is one for the history books. The Adele Excharpolous à la Blue is the Warmest Color of the year. His eyes are so expressive and every emotion and action is so deeply felt by this poor tortured soul that by the ending you cannot help but weep and feel at the absolute lowest you've ever been.

Armie is portrayed to perfection, as well. His "later" and other phrases stand out so sharply in a world of prompt and prim dialect that it makes us feel engaged in a way that I've never felt by a movie. He was such an outsider and yet we were assimilating to his was as opposed to the way it should be. He, a guest, in Italy, for 6 weeks, leaves just as American as the day he arrived.

Luca's obsession with men dancing and swimming pools and beautifully choreographed sex, is perfect for this story. I cannot think of a better match. Luca said in the Q&A afterward that he decided to change a few things from the book because not everything written in prose works on screen in a cinematic way, and if you've read the book, you will agree. He also said the author, who makes a small cameo in the film, thinks Luca's changes are better than the original form. So, that's affirming.

Peach scene? Devastating. Sufjan's new songs? Devastating.

This was a very sad movie but I loved every second. Let's hope Suspiria is even better. Luca G. might be the most exciting director working today. It was a privilege to watch this with him and the amazing cast and crew INCLUDING Sufjan. I hope Sony Pictures Classics doesn't mess up the distribution/awards campaign. This deserves praise.

Also, 10/10 opening credits/font. Luca can do no wrong.


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