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Director:
Writers:
Chantal Akerman (scenario) &
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Release Date:
21 February 1996 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
A Man... A Woman... A Dog... The perfect combination for romance...
Plot:
Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Juliette Bincoche is a delight See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Juliette Binoche ... Beatrice Saulnier

William Hurt ... Henry Harriston
Stephanie Buttle ... Anne

Barbara Garrick ... Lizbeth Honeywell

Paul Guilfoyle ... Dennis

Richard Jenkins ... Campton
Kent Broadhurst ... Tim
Matthew Burton ... Wood

Henry Bean ... Stein
Bernard Breuse ... Jerôme

Adam LeFevre ... Restaurant Patron
Boris Leskin ... Cab Driver #1
Tiffany Fraser ... Julie (as Tiffany Frazer)
Wendy Way ... Employee at Airport
Jerry Dean ... Cab Driver #2
David S. Lomax ... Cab Driver #3
Jean-Baptiste Filleau ... Julien
Lusako Karonga ... Martin
Blaise Chakir ... Thomas

Bruce Katzman ... Jogger
Michael McCormick ... Man in Central Park
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Rouhani ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Directed by
Chantal Akerman 
 
Writing credits
Chantal Akerman (scenario) &
Jean-Louis Benoît (scenario)

Chantal Akerman (dialogue)

Produced by
Diana Elbaum .... producer: Belgium
Régine Konckier .... producer
Robin O'Hara .... executive producer: New York
Jean-Luc Ormières .... producer
Jacqueline Pierreux .... producer: Belgium
Ingrid Windisch .... producer: Germany
 
Original Music by
Sonia Wieder-Atherton 
 
Cinematography by
Dietrich Lohmann 
 
Film Editing by
Claire Atherton 
 
Production Design by
Christian Marti 
 
Set Decoration by
Christian Marti 
Patricia Woodbridge 
 
Costume Design by
Stéphane Rollot 
Edith Vesperini 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Pierre Berroyer .... hair stylist
Jocelyne Lemery .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Vincent Dachet .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gabriel Julien-Laferrière .... first assistant director
Harvey Waldman .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dierk Grahlow .... assistant construction manager
Michael J. Kinney .... art department assistant
Robert Krüger .... scenic artist
Fabien Lacaf .... storyboard artist
Eric M. Metzger .... leadman
Marcus Preussing .... swing gang (as Marcus Schmidt)
Torsten Schwartz .... lead plasterer
Bettina von den Steinen .... assistant art director
Joey Weber .... property master
Rachael Weinzimer .... assistant property master: New York
 
Sound Department
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre Mertens .... sound
Emmanuel Roulot .... boom operator
Pascal Villard .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Holger Delfs .... model maker
Uli Nefzer .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Stracy Diaz .... stunt double
Armin Sauer .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franck Fiquet .... electrician
Raymond Fromont .... camera operator
Jim Galvin .... electrician
Eric Gies .... electrician
Serge Hannecart .... assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Lacroix .... gaffer
Heather Norton .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Linda Phillips .... best boy: New York
Mark Schwentner .... gaffer: New York
Eric M. Klein .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Byron Crystal .... extras casting
Patrick Hella .... belgium casting
Mary Selway .... casting: London
Marcia Shulman .... casting: New York
Jodi Collins .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita Ellis .... costumer
Deirdra Elizabeth Govan .... costumer (as Deidra E. Govan)
Mirena Rada .... shopper
Leslie Yarmo .... costume designer: New York
 
Editorial Department
Etienne Boussac .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Laurent Cabasso .... piano
Richard Gallet .... music recording engineer
François Laizeau .... drums
Eric Michon .... music coordinator
Mstislav Rostropovich .... musician: cello
Sonia Wieder-Atherton .... cello
Sonia Wieder-Atherton .... conductor
 
Other crew
Simone Acksel .... production assistant
Patrick Boshart .... location scout
Claudia Davids .... production accountant: Germany
Dorothea Hildebrandt .... production coordinator
Michael Charles Hill .... distribution and marketing coordinator
Vernice Klier .... coach: to Mademoiselle Binoche
Andrew Litvack .... scenario translator
Lina Martins .... assistant: Juliette Binoche
Marni Wilkens .... assistant location manager
Zoe Zurstrassen .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Denis Freyd .... thanks
Romain Goupil .... thanks
Thomas Langmann .... thanks
Jean-François Masson .... thanks
Laurent Vivien .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un divan à New York" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some language
Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Soundtrack:
BACHIANA BRASILEIRA no 1See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Juliette Bincoche is a delight, 14 November 2004
Author: vchimpanzee from NC

Dr. Henry Harriston, a psychoanalyst, is so sick of his patients he puts an ad in the Herald-Tribune asking to swap his New York apartment for one in Paris. Beatrice, who answers the ad because her friend Anne lives in New York, seems to get the better part of the deal. Dr. Harriston has a fabulous apartment and Beatrice's building is noisy and falling apart. Then Dr. Harriston's patients start showing up at his place. Also, Dr. Harriston's dog Edgard is lethargic and has intestinal problems. Meanwhile, Beatrice has a number of men after her, mostly borderline insane.

Juliette Binoche is pretty and so charming, and she really shows genuine concern for Dr. Harriston's patients--one in particular. Richard Jenkins does something unique and unexpected as one of the patients. And William Hurt eventually does show his talent as well. Most of the leading actors gave good performances.

The first half was quite funny, but the second half leaned more toward drama. Though there were funny moments, such as when Dr. Harriston tried to carry on a conversation with his friend Dennis while Dennis was taking an order at a restaurant.

The ending was very sweet. Overall, this film was worth seeing.

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