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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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Jay
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Claire
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Susan, Jay's wife
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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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Release Date:

28 March 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Intimidad  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£54,288 (UK) (27 July 2001)

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$103,440 (USA) (26 October 2001)
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The first mainstream English language film with an unsimulated sex scene to be passed uncut in Great Britain. 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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Soundtracks

Rivers of Babylon
(1978)
Performed by Boney M.
Composed by Frank Farian, George Reyam, Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton
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Naturalism not hypocrisy
3 December 2001 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

I've seen this film in USA and the taste that I felt is quite bitter; not because it was a lousy film, per contra, but because of the way that a man and a woman try desperately to escape from a lonely and abortive life, is so vivid and so authentic. I was tempted to catalogue the sex scenes, too daring but let's face it, this is the reality. Like probably Zola would say "naturalism not hypocrisy". If you want to see this film it's better to leave home all your prejudices about how life should be.


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