The Best Offer

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.

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Film Cast:

  • Virgil Oldman: Geoffrey Rush
  • Robert: Jim Sturgess
  • Claire: Sylvia Hoeks
  • Billy: Donald Sutherland
  • Virgil’s Assistant: Maximilian Dirr
  • Fred: Philip Jackson
  • Lambert: Dermot Crowley
  • Sarah: Liya Kebede
  • Terri: Hannah Britland
  • The Sister: Brigitte Christensen
  • Girl in the Bar: Kiruna Stamell
  • Young Woman: Caterina Capodilista
  • Housekeeper: Gen Seto
  • Virgil’s Assistant #1: Klaus Tauber
  • Virgil’s Assistant #3: Laurence Belgrave
  • Virgil’s Assistant #4: Sean Buchanan
  • Barman: John Benfield
  • Owner: Amanda Walker
  • Steirereck Maitre: Miles Richardson

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: Ennio Morricone
  • Executive Producer: Enzo Sisti
  • Costume Designer: Maurizio Millenotti
  • Stunt Coordinator: Franco Maria Salamon
  • Makeup Department Head: Luigi Rocchetti
  • Editor: Massimo Quaglia
  • Story: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Production Design: Maurizio Sabatini
  • Director of Photography: Fabio Zamarion
  • Producer: Arturo Paglia
  • Dialogue Coach: Mark Thompson-Ashworth
  • Casting: Reg Poerscout-Edgerton
  • Producer: Isabella Cocuzza
  • Sound Effects Editor: Daniele Quadroli
  • Sound Effects Editor: David Quadroli
  • Sound Effects: Paolo Amici
  • Sound Effects Editor: Fabrizio Quadroli
  • Set Decoration: Raffaella Giovannetti
  • Makeup Artist: Matteo Silvi
  • Post Production Supervisor: Monica Verzolini
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Mario Zanot
  • Sound: Gilberto Martinelli
  • Production Manager: Erik Paoletti
  • Production Manager: Andrea Tavani
  • Art Direction: Maurizio di Clemente
  • Key Hair Stylist: Stefano Ceccarelli
  • Special Effects: Stefano Corridori
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Francesca Baiardi
  • Script Supervisor: Elide Cortesi
  • Line Producer: Guido De Laurentiis
  • Dialogue Editor: Francesco Vallocchia
  • Set Dresser: Federico Vianelli
  • Associate Producer: Marco Patrizi
  • Art Direction: Andrea Di Palma
  • Visual Effects: Daniele Aliberti
  • Title Designer: Benedetta Cappelloni
  • Visual Effects: Stefano Ferrera
  • Digital Compositor: Paolo Gerosa
  • Visual Effects: Guido Tognoni
  • Digital Compositor: Gianluca Lo Guasto
  • Digital Intermediate Producer: Simone Niboli
  • Post Production Producer: Dario Di Vito
  • Production Coordinator: Cinzia Taffani

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: **Are ready to change yourself when you think you found your match!**

    Written and directed by one of the famous Italian filmmaker, Giuseppe Tornatore. An English language film, Geoffrey Rush in the lead. It was about an aging art and antique auctioneer, Virgil. The story reveals his final days in his professional field where he meets a young woman who pursued him for her inherited antiques to put on auction. The woman is very mysterious, because of her medical condition and how they both become so close despite their initial meetings were disastrous is the remaining film to tell us with a twist in the final.

    It was an awesome storytelling. The screenplay was the top notch and the matching background score. Especially when the story ends and credits rolls up, all those memories from the film keeps us fresh with that music. The music won several awards for the film. I liked the story, but towards the end, I kind of predicted almost everything. That did not stop me, so I enjoyed it thoroughly. Particularly the theme of the film, which I think a bit fresh, and I liked the conclusion as well, but I feel it should have been different or more to it. The way it ended might disappoint some people, but still it is very smart.

    Everybody was good, but it was Geoffrey Rush, who stole the show with his stellar performance. Three years might be a little late, but it’s never too late to watch a fine film like this. One of the best suspense films from the recent time, it is a must see, particularly if you are seeking a good entertainment. So I hope you watch it if you’re not yet.


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