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Intimacy (2001)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 March 2001 (France)
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A failed London musician meets once a week with a woman for a series of intense sexual encounters to get away from the realities of life. But when he begins inquiring about her, it puts their relationship at risk.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jay
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Claire
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Susan, Jay's wife
Alastair Galbraith ...
Victor
Philippe Calvario ...
Ian
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Andy
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Betty
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Dave
Michael Fitzgerald ...
Bar owner
Robert Addie ...
Bar owner
Deborah McLaren ...
Student at the drama school
Rebecca Palmer ...
Pam, girl in squat
Greg Sheffield ...
Jay's son
Vinnie Hunter ...
Jay's son (as Vinni Hunter)
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Luke, Claire's son
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Storyline

Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the rest of her life (and that her name is Claire). This eventually disrupts their relationship. Written by Will Gilbert

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Every Wednesday, She meets once a week.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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28 March 2001 (France)  »

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Intimidad  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$33,808 (USA) (19 October 2001)

Gross:

$103,440 (USA) (26 October 2001)
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Patrice Chéreau originally wanted Gary Oldman for the lead role, but he turned it down because of the sex scenes. The actor helped him with showing different locations in London. See more »

Quotes

Ian: You know when you're with someone there's only a very short time when you can really give each other things for free... with neither of you having to ask. Because later on all you do is make demands of each other. Perhaps the only difference between her and all the rest is that she's asking you for nothing.
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Follows An Affair of Love (1999) See more »

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Let It All Hang Out
(1992)
Performed by A.D.O.R.
Composed by A.D.O.R. (as Eddy Castellanos), Pete Rock (as Peter Phillips)
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The absence of love
23 January 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Intimacy" tells of a divorced man and a married woman who have weekly loveless sex while each knows little of the other. The film explores the "why" of their peculiar relationship and follows the pair of protags to their inevitable conclusion. Whatever you know, think, or read about this film, it does break new ground as it pushes legitimate cinema one small measure toward its destiny by illuminating that dark corner of human behavior currently occupied only by pornography. Be prepared for graphic sex/nudity and some intensely personal scenes in a stark, austere, somewhat depressing but very courageous drama. Not for prudes, "Intimacy" will be most enjoyed by mature drama enthusiasts. (B)


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