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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
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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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A Couch in New York  »

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Chantal Akerman has since criticized her actors, William Hurt and Juliette Binoche, for not helping her promote the movie, after early mixed reception and production problems. Akerman has since said that both actors were difficult to work with and that Binoche was "as cold as an ice cube". See more »

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VIA CON ME
by Paolo Conte
© BMG Ricordi sps
c/o BMG Music Publishing France
(P) Lasi Wesi records
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Charming fantasy
22 June 2002 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

In spite of its thin premise about the unexpected effects of an apartment exchange this is a movie of gentle and charming fantasy as the two characters find themselves becoming entangled in each other's lives. Although the plot is predictable from that point on, the execution of it is funny and some of the observations about people are pointedly accurate. Add to that a good use of the New York cityscape and this is a great movie to spend a rainy afternoon (or evening) with.


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