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.
Both the source novel and the original screenplay included much more explicit sex scenes (both gay and straight encounters) and full-frontal nudity but Luca Guadagnino excised several moments from the finished film unless they felt organic to the ... ...
Call me by your name and I'll call you by mine.
Elio wears an anachronistic Fido Dido T-shirt a couple times in the movie, including the beautiful scene on the sofa with his father near the end of the film. Although the film takes place in 1983, the Fido Dido character wasn't created until 1985. And in fact, if you pause/freeze-frame playback during that scene on the sofa, you can clearly see on the front of Elio's T-shirt the copyright year 1985 in small lettering (showing as "© 1985 Fido Dido") on the lower left side.
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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