Films

The Best Offer

January 3rd 2014
  • Drama,
  • R,
  • 131 min,
  • IFC Releasing
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  • Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland, Philip Jackson, Dermot Crowley , Liya Kebede, Caterina Capodilista, Gen Seto, Miles Richardson, James Patrick Conway, Brigitte Christensen, Jacqueline Hopkins, Amanda Walker, Sylvia De Fanti, Victoria Chapman, Jay Natelle
  • Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Writer: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Producers: Isabella Cocuzza, Arturo Paglia
  • Executive Producer: Enzo Sisti
  • Art Direction: Andrea Di Palma
  • Casting: Reg Poerscout-Edgerton
  • Costume Design: Maurizio Millenotti
  • D.O.P.: Fabio Zamarion
  • Editor: Massimo Quaglia
  • Makeup: Luigi Rocchetti
  • Music: Ennio Morricone
  • Production Design: Maurizio Sabatini
  • Set Decoration: Raffaella Giovannetti

Storyline

This is the simple, touching tale of a solitary, cultured man, no longer young, whose reluctance to engage with others is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession of art expert and auctioneer. Asked to handle the valuation and sale of a mysterious woman’s priceless heirlooms, the antiques dealer finds himself enveloped by a passion that will transform his grey existence forever. It can be explained as a film about art, seen as the sublimation of love, but also as a film about love, seen as the product of art.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Milan, Italy; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy; Trieste, Italy; Vienna, Austria
  • MPAA Warning: Some sexuality and graphic nudity
  • Production Budget: $18.5 million
  • Production Companies: Paco Cinematografica, Warner Bros. Pictures, Business Location Sudtirol Alto Adige Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission UniCredit Group, AdriAlpe-Media OEG
  • Production Schedule: 30 April 2012 - 11 July 2012

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  • U.S. Trailer (2m 28s)12.20.13

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 1 January 2013: Italy
  • 21 March 2013: Germany
  • 11 April 2013: Portugal
  • 23 May 2013: Serbia
  • 5 July 2013: Spain
  • 11 July 2013: Hungary
  • 18 July 2013: Russia
  • 19 July 2013: Romania
  • 2 August 2013: Poland
  • 22 August 2013: Israel
  • 29 August 2013: Australia
  • 5 September 2013: Greece
  • 22 November 2013: Taiwan
  • 13 December 2013: Japan
  • 25 December 2013: Belgium