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Intimate Strangers (2004)
"Confidences trop intimes" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  3 September 2004 (USA)
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A Frenchwoman tells her marital troubles to a man she mistakes for a psychiatrist, and soon they form an unusual relationship.

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Hélène Surgère ...
Mrs. Mulon
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Chatel
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
Dr. Monnier's Secretary
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The Customs Client (as Claude Dereppe)
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Because she picked the wrong door, Anna ends up confessing her marriage problems to a financial adviser named William Faber. Touched by her distress, somewhat excited as well, Faber does not have the courage to tell her that he is not a psychiatrist. From appointment to appointment, a strange ritual is created between them. William is moved by the young woman and fascinated to hear the secrets that no man ever heard... Written by Aline

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She confused him for a therapist and told him her deepest secrets. Now, two people who never should have met are discovering there's nothing more seductive than the truth.


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$1,623,237 (France) (27 February 2004)

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$2,106,677 (USA) (19 November 2004)
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It's all about the relationship
31 December 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "Intimate Strangers", a beautiful woman wanders into the office of a meek and unassuming tax consultant mistaking it for a psychiatrist's office. When the tax man realizes the error, the woman has already engaged him and wishes to continue their sessions. This relatively uneventful and mostly conversational drama is all about the symbiotic relationship which follows from the chance encounter and how it changes the lives of the pair of protagonists. The film features finely nuanced performances and penetrating insights into the relationship and little more. Don't expect any extremes of emotion, sex, nudity, or other titillaters as it's all about the interpersonal relationship; no more, no less. Excellent for what it is, "Intimate Strangers" will appeal most to mature audiences into French people flicks. (B)


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