The Best Offer

The Best Offer

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks

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Overview

The Best Offer

Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore returns to the helm with this drama centered on a lonely antiques dealer who vies for the heart of a withdrawn heiress with help from his only friend, who teaches him how to gently coax her out of isolation. As far back as he can remember, antiques dealer Virgil Oldman has devoted all of his energy into his work. Now, at 63, Virgil's only acquaintance is a talented young restoration artist named Robert. When Virgil receives a call from a young woman who seeks his assistance in removing some works of art owned by her family, he offers his services and travels to the designated site to assess the situation. Strangely, the girl does not appear to accompany him as agreed. Likewise, she is mysteriously absent as he begins the daunting task of taking inventory, transporting, and restoring the pieces. Over time, her unwillingness to get involved in the process begins to frustrate the detail-oriented Virgil. But his fascination with the elusive girl gradually takes precedence over that frustration. Meanwhile, perceptive Robert seems acutely sympathetic to her paralyzing fear of stepping out into the real world, and begins to advise Virgil on how to help her overcome it. In the process, Virgil is filled with a lust for life that he has never felt before. Geoffrey Rush and Jim Sturgess star in a film featuring an original score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2014
UPC: 0030306935799
Original Release: 2013
Source: Mpi Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:11:00
Sales rank: 42,675

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Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Geoffrey Rush Virgil Oldman
Jim Sturgess Robert
Sylvia Hoeks Claire Ibbetson
Donald Sutherland Billy
Philip Jackson Fred
Dermot Crowley Lambert
Kiruna Stamell Girl in the Bar
Liya Kebede Sarah
Caterina Capodilista Young Woman
Gen Seto Housekeeper
Klaus Tauber Virgil's Assistant #1
Maximilian Dirr Virgil's Assistant #2
Laurence Belgrave Virgil's Assistant #3
Sean Buchanan Virgil's Assistant #4
John Benfield Barman
Miles Richardson Steirereck Maitre
James Patrick Conway Steirereck Manager
Brigitte Christensen First Daughter
Jacqueline Hopkins Second Daughter
Amanda Walker Owner
Ann Rita Davies Mrs. Derain
Sylvia DeFanti Showroom Owner
Anita Eberwein-Newrkla Woman Head Restorer
Ami Veevers Chorlton Passenger
Victoria Chapman Shopkeeper Jewelry Store
Wolfram Kremer Merchant #1
Gerry Shanahan Merchant #2
Katherine Wilson Merchant #3
David Kevin Fells Merchant #4
Jay Natelle London Auction Director
Luke Charles Auction Assistant
Alison Adam Gallery Owner #1
Melanie Gerren Gallery Owner #2
Marcus J. Cotterel Oldman Auction Client #1
Adrian McCourt Tall Gentleman
Vernon Dobtcheff Academy President
Patricia Meglio Museum Woman Director
Julian Curry Notary
Stefano Scherini First Expert
Katie McGovern Second Expert
Merlin Ramml Young Man in the Bar
Andrew Phillips Youuth
Elizabeth Kaye Professor
Gerhard Haller Photographer
Jun Ichikawa Woman in Restaurant
Lynn Swanson First Woman
Helen Hutchison Second Woman
Margherita Pettarin First Girl
Diana Pegan Second Girl
Hannah Britland Terri
Shelagh Gallivan First Nurse
Tara Elise Schlener Second Nurse
Anton Alexander Real Estate Agent
Karel Mika Waiter Night & Day
Simone Spinazze Client London #1
Elizabeth Kalton Client London #2
Diana Hobel Client London #3
Rajeev Luigi Badhan London Virgil Assistant
Ennio Morricone Conductor

Technical Credits
Giuseppe Tornatore Director,Screenwriter
Isabella Cocuzza Producer
Maurizio DiClemente Art Director
Andrea DiPalma Art Director
Alberto Mangiante Asst. Director
Gilberto Martinelli Sound Mixer
Maurizio Millenotti Costumes/Costume Designer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Arturo Paglia Producer
Marco Patrizi Associate Producer
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton Casting
Massimo Quaglia Editor
Luigi Rocchetti Makeup
Maurizio Sabatini Production Designer
Matteo Silvi Makeup
Andrea Tavani Production Manager
Fabio Zamarion Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Best Offer
1. Opening Credits
2. Sharp Tricks
3. Wonderful Gadgets
4. Missing Pieces
5. Further Inspection
6. Reasonable Price
7. Leave Me Alone
8. Beg Your Pardon
9. Keep Looking
10. Personal Foul
11. Something Authentic
12. Ending Credits

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The Best Offer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GinaK More than 1 year ago
The situation is very interesting, and the acting is very believable. I don't want to include any spoilers, which is easy to do here, and it is best if you are surprised as the real situation is slowly revealed. The motivation is complex, and the film is well worth your time and is far better than 99% of the movies you will see at a local megaplex these days.