“Call Me by Your Name” quotes

Movie Call Me by Your Name
Title Call Me by Your Name
Year 2017
Director Luca Guadagnino
Genre Drama, Romance
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Plot – Despite his young age, the 17-year-old Elio Perlman is a great musician, and is more mature than other teenagers. As a matter of fact, he spends most of his free time writing and playing classical music and flirting with his friend Marzia. Son of a renowned professor specialized in Greco-Roman culture that every year hosts an international student for his or her post-doctoral dissertation, Elio waits for the student in his 17th century villa. This year, the student that will spend the summer with the Perlmans in the young Oliver, a 24-year-old very charming American student. His laid-back manners immediately catch Elio's attention, which immediately starts feeling something for the boy. When they spend time together, they feel a very strong attraction towards each other that will become an uncontrollable desire during a summer they will never forget.
All actors – Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois, Vanda Capriolo, Antonio Rimoldi, Elena Bucci, Marco Sgrosso, André Aciman, Peter Spears
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  • “We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything - what a waste!”
    Michael Stuhlbarg - Mr. Perlman
  • “Call me by your name and I'll call you by mine.”

    Armie Hammer - Oliver
  • “Cinema is a mirror of reality and it is a filter.”
    Marco Sgrosso - Nico - Art Historian
    [Tag:cinema, reality]
  • “- Oliver: Can I kiss you?
    - Elio: Yes, please.”

    Armie Hammer - Oliver
    Timothée Chalamet - Elio
  • “The Cosmic Fragments by Heraclitus: The meaning of the river flowing is not that all things are changing so that we cannot encounter them twice, but that some things stay the same only by changing.”
    Armie Hammer - Oliver
  • “How you live your life is your business, just remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there's sorrow, pain. Don't kill it and with it the joy you've felt.”

    Michael Stuhlbarg - Mr. Perlman
  • “When you least expect it, nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.”
    Michael Stuhlbarg - Mr. Perlman
    [Tag:nature, weakness]
  • “- Elio: I think he was better than me. I think he was better than me.
    - Mr. Perlman: I'm sure he'd say the same thing about you. Which flatters you both.”

    Timothée Chalamet - Elio
    Michael Stuhlbarg - Mr. Perlman
  • “- Oliver: Is there anything you don't know?
    - Elio: I know nothing, Oliver.
    - Oliver: Well, you seem to know more than anyone else around here.
    - Elio: Well, if you only knew how little I really know about the things that matter.”

    Armie Hammer - Oliver
    Timothée Chalamet - Elio
  • “- Annella Perlman: [Reading from The Heptaméron] A handsome young knight is madly in love with a princess, and she too is in love with him, though she seems not to be entirely aware of it. Despite the friendship that blossoms between them, or perhaps because of that very friendship, the young knight finds himself so humbled and speechless that...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Amira Casar - Annella Perlman
    Timothée Chalamet - Elio
    Michael Stuhlbarg - Mr. Perlman
  • “People who read are hiders. They hide who they are. People who hide don't always like who they are.”
    Esther Garrel - Marzia
  • “- Mr. Perlman: You're too old not to accept people for who they are. What's wrong with them? What's wrong with them? You call them Sonny and Cher behind their backs...
    - Elio: That's what mom calls them. That's what mom calls them!
    - Mr. Perlman: ...and then acceptgifts from them. The only person that reflects badly on is you. Is it because...” (continue)
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    Michael Stuhlbarg - Mr. Perlman
    Timothée Chalamet - Elio
  • “- Mr. Perlman: You two had a nice friendship.
    - Elio: Yeah...
    - Mr. Perlman: You're too smart not to know how rare, how special what you two had was.”

    Michael Stuhlbarg - Mr. Perlman
    Timothée Chalamet - Elio
  • “Right now you may not want to feel anything. Maybe you never wanted to feel anything. And maybe it's not to me you'll want to speak about these things. But feel something you obviously did.”

    Michael Stuhlbarg - Mr. Perlman
    [Tag:emotion, feeling]