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THE BEST OFFER

by Giuseppe Tornatore

synopsis

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

international title: The Best Offer
original title: La migliore offerta
country: Italy
sales agent: UMedia
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
film run: 131'
release date: IT 01/01/2013, DE 21/03/2013, PL 11/04/2013, ES 05/07/2013, HU 11/07/2013, GR 05/09/2013, FR 16/04/2014
screenplay: Giuseppe Tornatore
cast: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland, Rajeev Badhan, Philip Jackson, Dermot Crowley, Liya Kebede
cinematography by: Fabio Zamarion
film editing: Massimo Quaglia
art director: Maurizio Sabatini
costumes designer: Maurizio Millenotti
music: Ennio Morricone
producer: Arturo Paglia, Isabella Cocuzza
production: Paco Cinematografica, Warner Bros Entertainment Italia
backing: BLS – Film Südtirol Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, UniCredit
distributor: Medusa Film, Warner Bros Entertainment Germany, PRIS Audiovisuais, Filmax, DistriB Films
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