United Kingdom: November 16 2018
United States: November 02 2018
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Dakota Johnson completed two years of ballet training in preparation for her role in this film.
Tilda Swinton's performance as 'Dr. Josef Klemperer' came about when both Swinton and director Luca Guadagnino thought that in a movie centering on women, it felt right to have a woman also play the principle male character. During filming, only a few cast members and virtually none of the extras knew that it was really Swinton in heavy make-up. They purposely credited a fictitious German actor called 'Lutz Ebersdorf' as Klemperer to hide this fact. The ruse would have gone as far as stating that Ebersdorf had already passed away during the editing phase, which would have explained his absence at the movie's premiere, but Swinton and Guadagnino thought that this went a step too far.
The first footage premiered at the 2018 CinemaCon presentation. It was said to be so "intense and disturbing", that some audience members left, midway through.