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17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is spending a lazy summer in the Italian countryside with his parents. Excitement arrives in the form of a tall, tanned, American research assistant Oliver (Armie Hammer) who has come to the country to work with Elio's professor father (Michael Stuhlbarg). At first, Elio regards the newcomer warily. Though he comes up with all sorts of reasons to spend time with Oliver, Elio also condescends to him: the child of brainy academics, Elio mocks Oliver's American slang. Their verbal jousting starts to carry an erotic charge, and once they've finally consummated their flirtation — with a first kiss that is as playful as it is sexy — it's impossible to part them. Though the end of Oliver's stay in Italy will curtail their relationship just as it's beginning, this is Elio’s first love, and while their affair may be brief, what it stirs in Elio's heart and mind will be there forever. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash).
Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet