|Directed by||Paolo Genovese|
|Story by||Paolo Genovese|
|Produced by||Marco Belardi|
|Edited by||Consuelo Catucci|
|Music by||Maurizio Filardo|
|Distributed by||Medusa Distribuzione|
|Box office||$32.2 million|
Perfect Strangers (Italian: Perfetti sconosciuti) is a 2016 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Paolo Genovese. It was released in Italy on 11 February 2016.
The film was a critical and commercial success, winning the David di Donatello in the Best Film Category and grossing more than €16 million in Italy. It has been remade in more than 20 countries.
On the evening of a total eclipse of the moon, seven close friends gather for a dinner party. Early in the meal, one of the friends, a relationship therapist named Eva, says that she is convinced that many couples would separate if they saw the messages on each other's phones. As the friends debate this contention, they agree—some of them reluctantly—to play a game. They will each place their phone on the table and they will share their messages and calls with the rest of the group.
At first, the game seems harmless; no one has anything to hide. Gradually, the calls and messages become more compromising. They reveal that one married woman is having an affair and that a man who has been pretending to have an absent girlfriend is not who he seems. As the calls continue, the network of lies and secrets becomes increasingly tangled. Almost no one at the table is spared. By the end of the night, the group's friendships, marriages, and romances have been shattered.
As the guests leave the apartment, they behave as if nothing has happened. Each of their relationships are exactly as they were at the start of the evening. The game never happened.[unreliable source?]
The film was number-one on its opening week in Italy, with US$3.7 million. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 77% based on reviews from 13 critics. It grossed $31.6 million at the box office.
|2016||David di Donatello||Best Film||Paolo Genovese||Won|
|Best Director||Paolo Genovese||Nominated|
|Best Script||Paolo Genovese, Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello||Won|
|Best Actress||Anna Foglietta||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Marco Giallini||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Valerio Mastandrea||Nominated|
|Best Original Song||Perfetti sconosciuti by Bungaro, Cesare Chiodo and Fiorella Mannoia||Nominated|
|Best Editing||Consuelo Catucci||Nominated|
|Best Sound||Umberto Montesanti||Nominated|
|2016||Bari International Film Festival||Tonino Guerra Award for Best Scriptment||Paolo Genovese||Won|
|2016||Tribeca Film Festival||Best Screenplay||Paolo Genovese, Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello||Won|
|2017||Vilnius International Film Festival||Audience's Favourite Film||Paolo Genovese||Won|
|Country||Original title||English title||Release date||Note|
|Greece||Τέλειοι Ξένοι||Perfect Strangers||15 December 2016|||
|Spain||Perfectos desconocidos||Perfect Strangers||1 December 2017||Directed by Álex de la Iglesia.|
|Turkey||Cebimdeki Yabancı||Stranger in My Pocket||2 February 2018|||
|France||Le Jeu||Nothing to Hide||17 October 2018||Directed by Fred Cavayé.|
|South Korea||완벽한 타인||Intimate Strangers||31 October 2018|||
|Hungary||BÚÉK||Happy New Year||6 December 2018||Directed by Krisztina Goda.|
|Mexico||Perfectos desconocidos||Perfect Strangers||25 December 2018|||
|China||来电狂响||Kill Mobile||29 December 2018|||
|Russia||Громкая связь||Loud Connection||14 February 2019|| A sequel, Obratnaya svyaz, was released in 2020.|
|Armenia||Անհայտ բաժանորդ||Unknown Subscriber||5 September 2019|||
|Poland||(Nie)znajomi||16 September 2019|||
|Germany||Das perfekte Geheimnis||31 October 2019|||
|Vietnam||Tiệc trăng máu||Blood Moon Party||23 October 2020|||
|Japan||おとなの事情 スマホをのぞいたら||8 January 2021|||
|Slovakia, Czech Republic||Známi neznámi||5 August 2021|||
|Romania||Complet necunoscuți||Perfect Strangers||24 September 2021|||
|Netherlands||Alles op tafel||Perfect Strangers||4 November 2021|||
|Israel||זרים מושלמים||Perfect Strangers||11 November 2021||Directed by Lior Ashkenazi.|
|Egypt, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates||أصحاب ...ولا أعزّ||Perfect Strangers||20 January 2022||Released by Netflix.|
|Norway||Full dekning||25 February 2022|||
|Indonesia||Perfect Strangers||20 October 2022||Release by Amazon Prime Video.|
|Azerbaijan||Geri Dönənlər||The Returners||28 December 2022|||
|Iceland||Villibráð||Wild Game||6 January 2023|||
As of December 2017[update], remakes were underway in Qatar and Sweden.
In February 2017, The Weinstein Company acquired the rights to an English-language remake. In December 2019, Issa Rae was announced to write and star in the US remake. Rae will produce the film along with Spyglass Media Group, a subsidiary of Lantern Entertainment, which acquired the assets of The Weinstein Company after its bankruptcy. 2022 Indian Malayalam film 12th Man released through Disney+ Hotstar is loosely based on the core idea of this film.