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      Intimate Strangers

      2004, Drama, 1h 43m

      103 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      Intimate Strangers is Hitchcockian noir with a Gallic twist: Rather than simply imitating the genre's form, director/screenwriter Patrice Leconte delves into the underlying psychological drama. Read critic reviews

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      When a beautiful woman named Anna (Sandrine Bonnaire) mistakes a psychiatrist's office for that of tax attorney William (Fabrice Luchini), she unwittingly confesses her deepest and darkest secrets to a perfect stranger. Sexually repressed and lonely, William doesn't have the courage to reveal his true identity to Anna. Maintaining the deception, William begins to enjoy the fake therapy sessions. Every week, the pair meet, and they forge an odd and erotic relationship.

      • Rating: R (Sexual Dialogue)

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: French (Canada)

      • Director: Patrice Leconte

      • Producer: Christine Gozlan, Alain Sarde

      • Writer: Jérôme Tonnerre

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $2.1M

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      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures

      • Production Co: Les Films Alain Sarde, France 2 Cinema

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Dolby SRD

      • Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Michel Duchaussoy
      Isabelle Petit-Jacques
      Véronique Kapoyan
      Albert Simono
      Claude Derepp
      Aurore Auteuil
      Eduardo Serra
      Ivan Maussion
      Joëlle Hache
      Sandrine Kerner

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      • Sep 15, 2010

        not my type of film .

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      • Jun 03, 2010

        Literally, "Too Intimate Confidences", this is a quiet tale of mistaken identity that becomes a deep and lasting friendship. Sandrine Bonnaire is radiant as Anna, a woman who seeks the help of a therapist and accidentally (?) winds up in the office of a tax attorney, William (Fabrice Luchini), where she dumps a load of emotional freight before he realizes her mistake. What develops flows from that initial misunderstanding and was a pure joy to watch, from the clucking reluctance of his secretary, to the helpful advice from the therapist down the hall, to that of his ex-girlfriend. The story moved naturally, if haltingly, as these two lonely people learned to listen to each other and grew to trust one another. This is about following one's heart, pursuing one's dreams, and learning to really care about another person. Both of these characters have emotional voids and it is engrossing to watch those vulnerabilities play out before us. Beautifully filmed, marvelous editing, and a script that was properly nuanced to give the viewer enough to keep one interested, but not so much that it became predictable. The supporting cast was marvelous, with each character bringing something important to the mix. Of particular note, Urbain Cancelier, as one of the good doctor's patients, played the grocer in Amelie, and this viewer thought how fitting he would wind up in therapy after Amelie got through with him!

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      • May 19, 2009

        Really NOT what I was originally expecting. This felt like 1h43mins of a tedious soap opera. Yes, it was highly melodramatic, and failed at being anywhere near artistic. Definitely a forgettable film.

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