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A Couch in New York (1996)
"Un divan à New York" (original title)

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Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both ... See full summary »

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Beatrice Saulnier
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Henry Harriston
Stephanie Buttle ...
Anne
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Lizbeth Honeywell
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Dennis
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Campton
Kent Broadhurst ...
Tim
Matthew Burton ...
Wood
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Stein
Bernard Breuse ...
Jerôme
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Restaurant Patron
Boris Leskin ...
Cab Driver #1
Tiffany Fraser ...
Julie (as Tiffany Frazer)
Wendy Way ...
Employee at Airport
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Cab Driver #2
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Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don't know each other and both find themselves deeply involved into the social settings of the other, because the decision to change their flats is made overnight. Could be the perfect amusement, but suddenly Henry finds himself beaten up by Beatrice' lover and Beatrice is considered to be Dr. Harriston's substitute by his clients. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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21 February 1996 (Belgium)  »

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BEF 7,410,000 (Belgium)
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NIGHT AND DAY
by Cole Porter
Copyright HARMS Inc.
Arrange and performed by Sonia Wieder-Atherton and Bruno Fontaine
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Beatutiful, artistic, sparkling and unique
11 September 2004 | by (Oslo) – See all my reviews

I don't understand why this movie isn't more popular. William Hurt plays wonderfully sensitive and sincere. Juliette Binoche is charming and natural. The story is like a book. And the filmmakers and photographers have caught the moments just right. The lines and words are not pathetic: they are intelligent and honest.

I love this film. I have seen it several times and Cole Porters "Night and day" suits the film and actors really well.

I give this film top score for seeing the special art and beauty of living. Few movies catches the small deatils like this one: In colours, quite comfortable moments, moods, real life-pictures and honest life-image.

Thank you very much, filmmakers, actors, storytellers, composers and photographers for reminding us how beautiful life can be.


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