Certified Copy

Synopsis: James Miller has just written a book on the value of a copy versus the original work of art. At a book reading, a woman gives him her address, and the next day they meet and take a country-side drive to a local Italian village. Here, they discuss various works of art found in the town, and also the nature of their relationship - which gets both more revealed and concealed as the day progresses.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Abbas Kiarostami
Production: Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
  10 wins & 24 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Good morning,

ladies and gentlemen

I'm here to say a few words

to cut the waiting

we're waiting for James Miller,

who is a little late

he won't be able

to blame the trafic,

because he's just upstairs!

I hope he'll be here soon.

We're here for the presentation

of James' latest work,

''Certified Copy''

for which he just received

the prize of the best

foreign essay of the year.

That's it,

I have finished,

James just arrived!

Please everybody, take a sit,

Please wait the end of

the conference for dedications.

I won't introduce James to you,

he'll introduce himself,

probably better than anyboby.

Good morning!

I would like to thank my colleague

and friend Marco Lenzi,

who did ''an'' translation...

... ''a'' perfect translation and...

he succeeded in rendering the spirit of it.

His work permitted the italian

publication and our meeting, here.

Congratulations and many thanks again.

- Would you like to take off the backpack?

- No, I'm fine.

It's too heavy.

Come on.

- You ordered a cheesebuger?

- Yes.

- Chips?

- Yes.


- I know you do not eat them.

- And the coke?

Could you look at me

when I'm talking to you?



How many of those

books have you bought?


- Thank goodness you did not like them...

- I never said.

But I heard you

say it to Pierre.

I did not say that I liked them, I said that

I did not understand the steps.

Yes, but then he explained

them, and then...

Yes, he explained them,

but I was not convinced.

And why have you bought so many?

To talk about them and

give them away.

- To who?

- Marie, too.

But she has it already...

In fact I will give you

an autographed copy.

It's a good idea, no?

You're doing this only because you want

to see him again...

- Do you want to see the man again!

- Maybe...

And the others, who are they for?

- There's one for Alain.

- But you can not stand it!

I'll give a book that I do not

like to a person I do not like.

- I have the right, right?

- Yes, you have every right.

And I know what you

said to that guy?

- What guy?

- The friend of the writer.

No, look, you always

know everything?

But you always say that we are friends

and we have to tell everything.

But just because you said you wanted

me to tell you about Elisa, right?

- Never mind, I already knew everything!

- Very good!

I know very well that you like James, you've

decided to fall in love with him

and you gave your number to

his friend to call you.

But nothing!

Yes, I left my phone number,

but that's not why I did it.

I want to know a little more

about his book, it's my job,

I had no chance!

You didn't let me listen,

you didn't stop for a moment,

in the end we had to leave.

You weren't listening!

All the time whispering

- in the ear of that... Mark

- you were not even listening,

You didn't stop playing with

that thing for a moment!

At least I did, yes

I have played.

At least I've heard, but

you looked at him...

Why do not you mind your own business!

There is no reason to be angry then.

Here we are, me and you,

we chat a bit, eat something.

. .

Yes, we chat...

I really do not understand

why you take it so badly.

I do not take it badly,

you get on my nerves.

And you need to cut your

hair, this fringe!

Just tell me this, OK, last

question then I stop,

Just one thing...

Why you did not want to put...

- My last name in the dedication?

- Enough!

- You're really exaggerating!

- My name is... Julien.

- I'm Julien, I have a last name.

- I'm getting angry, stop.

A last name!

- Are you going out?

- Yes.

- Are you coming back for lunch?

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