R | | Drama, Romance
In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.
Despite considering casting gay actors, Luca Guadagnino cast what he felt were the best actors for role and ended up with two straight actors in the lead roles. In real life, Armie Hammer (Oliver) is married to a woman, American actress Elizabeth Chambers, and Timothée Chalamet (Elio) has been in relationships with women, including pop singer Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Leon. Guadagnino and screenwriter James Ivory are both openly gay.
I miss you.
Oliver: I miss you too, very much. I have some news.
Elio: News? Oh, you're getting married, I suppose.
Oliver: I might be getting married next spring, yeah.
Elio: You never said anything.
Oliver: Well, it's been off and on for two years.
Elio: That's wonderful news.
Oliver: Do you mind?
In one scene just outside the Perlman's house, it is possible to see three cans of Illy coffee; in 1983, the design of the cans was different: shorter and larger. On top of that, the Illy logo displayed on the cans on display was created by James Rosenquist only in 1996.
Although the movie has a full opening credits sequence, the title of the film is not shown on screen until the end credits begin.
English, Italian, French, German, Hebrew
$412,932 (USA) (26 November 2017)
$18,095,701 (USA) (26 April 2018)
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