Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino (2017)

126min
15 Certificate
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Review

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Romantic Lombardy in the summer of 1983 provides the setting for this tale of desire, in which a visiting and confidently attractive 24-year-old US intern (Armie Hammer) dares the clever and talented teenage son of his multilingual host family to take the plunge into a relationship with him. The matter-of-fact gay eroticism that unfolds is subtly and wittily staged, though it's the choreography and playing out of the two males' undeclared foreplay that fuels the piece. In the role of the young virgin, Timothée Chalamet is engaging as the story's anchor, yet one couldn't imagine this love-dream without Hammer's presence. The film is based on the 2007 debut novel by André Aciman and is co-scripted by the seasoned James Ivory, with Italian director Luca Guadagnino eschewing a Merchant Ivory approach in favour of something more punchy. But it scores as a rather serious confection.

Cast & Crew

Oliver Armie Hammer
Elio Perlman Timothée Chalamet
Mr Perlman Michael Stuhlbarg
Annella Perlman Amira Casar
Marzia Esther Garrel
Chiara Victoire du Bois
Mafalda Vanda Capriolo
Anchise Antonio Rimoldi
Art historian Elena Bucci
Art historian Marco Sgrosso
Mounir André Aciman
Director Luca Guadagnino
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Other Information

Language: English, Italian, French, GermanColourTheatrical distributor: SonyAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Oct 2017