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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Duchaussoy ...
Laurent Gamelon ...
Hélène Surgère ...
Mrs. Mulon
Urbain Cancelier ...
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
Dr. Monnier's Secretary
Véronique Kapoyan ...
Female Guard (as Véronique Kapoian)
Albert Simono ...
Mr. Michel (as Alberto Simono)
Claude Derepp ...
The Customs Client (as Claude Dereppe)
Aurore Auteuil ...
The Student Nabokov
The Mover


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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Rated R for sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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3 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Bliscy nieznajomi  »

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


$2,106,677 (USA) (19 November 2004)

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Intimate Strangers: Sensual, Hitchcock-ian Mystery...
15 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Patrice Leconte has long been one of my favourite directors...his predominate theme is simple...the intimate connection between two lonely strangers; evident in his previous classics....GIRL ON THE BRIDGE (1999) & MAN ON THE TRAIN (2002)...With INTIMATE STRANGERS, his characters meet by mistake...Anna (Bonnaire) is a beautiful, mysterious woman who has suddenly walked through the door of William's (Luchini) office in need of his professional counsel...however, she has mistaken his office for her psychiatrist's & has mistaken William to be a shrink...

INTIMATE STRANGERS is an elegant has the feel & pace of an old noir film of the past where an equally beautiful & mysterious woman walks suddenly into the office of a private eye on some dark, stormy night...Leconte deals with the mind of a woman...revealing her deepest thoughts & desires...teasing us with every appointment between the two strangers...Bonnaire is intense & uninhabited as the distraught Anna & Luchini is the perfect compliment to keep the mode & atmosphere light when it needs to be...

Overall: Gorgeous looking film; camera work is almost excellent, shots over the shoulder seem almost if we are eavesdropping or tailing the characters....definitely one of the best Leconte films & one of the best of '04...

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