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Intimate Strangers -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Jérôme Tonnerre (scenario and dialogue)
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Release Date:
25 February 2004 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
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.
Plot:
A Frenchwoman tells her marital troubles to a man she mistakes for a psychiatrist, and soon they form an unusual relationship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
clever and brilliant, a light hearted exploration of the depths See more (47 total) »

Cast

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Sandrine Bonnaire ... Anna

Fabrice Luchini ... William
Michel Duchaussoy ... Dr. Monnier

Anne Brochet ... Jeanne

Gilbert Melki ... Marc
Laurent Gamelon ... Luc
Hélène Surgère ... Mrs. Mulon
Urbain Cancelier ... Chatel
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... Dr. Monnier's Secretary
Véronique Kapoyan ... Female Guard (as Véronique Kapoian)

Benoît Pétré ... Messenger
Albert Simono ... Mr. Michel (as Alberto Simono)
Claude Derepp ... The Customs Client (as Claude Dereppe)
Aurore Auteuil ... The Student Nabokov

Ludovic Berthillot ... The Mover
Sabrina Brezzo ... The Dance Assistant
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Directed by
Patrice Leconte 
 
Writing credits
Jérôme Tonnerre (scenario and dialogue)

Jérôme Tonnerre (adaptation) and
Patrice Leconte (adaptation)

Produced by
Christine Gozlan .... executive producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pascal Estève 
 
Cinematography by
Eduardo Serra 
 
Film Editing by
Joëlle Hache 
 
Production Design by
Ivan Maussion 
 
Costume Design by
Annie Périer  (as Annie Périer-Bertaux)
 
Makeup Department
Eric Benazet .... additional hair stylist
Michèle Constantinides .... key makeup artist (as Michelle Constantinides)
Isabelle de Araujo .... key makeup artist
Patrick Girault .... key hair stylist
Claire Vivet .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Stephan Arnoux .... assistant unit manager
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
Helene Glabeke .... post-production supervisor
François Menny .... unit manager
David Poirot-Gozlan .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hubert Engammare .... assistant director
Elizabeth Marre .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alain Bergé .... painter
Maurice Borghese .... additional carpenter (as Maurice Borghesi)
Xavier Buffin .... painter
Tranquillo Cimenti .... carpenter
Jacques Dalla-Mura .... painter
Charles de Dainville .... construction grip
Christophe De Vos .... construction grip
Virginie Denis Roy .... first assistant decorator (as Virginie Denis)
Yvan Dupont .... painter
Philippe Durand .... carpenter
Jacky Frankiel .... additional painter
Madjid Hamzaoui .... carpenter
Jacky Hardouin .... carpenter
Jacques Kazandian .... plasterer (as Jacques Kazandjian)
Jean Labille .... metal worker
Jérôme Larivière .... carpenter
Pierre Mery .... construction grip
Victor Piazza .... head painter
Enrico Pittiglio .... additional painter
Nicolas Raffy .... property master
Didier Royer .... carpenter
Patrick Schmitt .... first assistant art director: prep only
Patrick Tombette .... construction grip
Annie Vandevandele .... painter
Patrick Veron .... construction manager
Gerard Wehrle .... additional carpenter
 
Sound Department
Annabel Acquaviva .... sound assistant
Hervé Bénard .... sound recordist
Frédéric Cattoni .... sound consultant: DTS
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Isabelle Filippi .... assistant post-synchronization
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Jean Goudier .... sound
Eric Grattepain .... foley artist
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Paul Lainé .... sound
Jean-Louis Lebras .... boom operator (as Jean-Louis Le Bras)
Alexis Leverve .... sound recordist
Didier Lizé .... sound engineer
Gilles Missir .... foley engineer
Michel Monier .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Christophe Vingtrinier .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Gary Pieri .... special effects
Michel Vialla .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Ageorges .... digital compositor
Stephane Bidault .... digital effects supervisor
Christophe Chanvin .... artistic director
Jean-Antoine Lacolle .... digital compositor
Christophe Lucotte .... assistant color timer
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist
Matthias Weber .... visual effects producer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Atanassian .... gaffer
Jean Atanassian .... electrician
Michel Atanassian .... electrician
Rene Basso .... additional grip (as René Basso)
Florent Bazin .... first assistant camera
Bruno Boban .... additional grip
Catherine Cabrol .... still photographer
Stéphane Cry .... additional electrician
Guillaume Dreujou .... assistant camera
Patrice Leconte .... camera operator
Margot Lestage .... second assistant camera
Axel-Charles Messange .... video operator
Martial Negre .... additional electrician
Marc Nove .... additional electrician
Didier Petit .... additional electrician
Denis Scozzesi .... key grip
Jean-Pierre Supe .... assistant camera
Paul Triboulet .... grip
 
Casting Department
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Bernard .... costume supervisor
Hélène Cassard .... additional costumer
Anne-Marie Castaño-Padovan .... wardrober
Sandrine Kerner .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Fanchon Brulé .... trailer editor
Richard Deusy .... digital color grader: Scan Lab
Christian Dutac .... color timer
Anne-Marie Etcheverry .... negative cutter
Emilie Monod .... assistant editor
Nicole Souchal .... post-production assistant
Sylvie Van der Vorm .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
Pascal Estève .... orchestrator
Valérie Lindon .... music supervisor
Bernard Wystraete .... conductor
 
Other crew
Tony Arnoux .... press attache
Tahar Boualam .... groupman
Jean-René Coulon .... location manager
Laure Darie .... production secretary
Yves Derhi .... groupman
Sarah Fouquet .... still graphics
Patrick Lemaire .... groupman
Maggie Perlado .... script supervisor
Annick Reipert .... script supervisor trainee
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache
Gisèle Vuillaume .... production administrator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Confidences trop intimes" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual dialogue
Runtime:
France:104 min | USA:104 min | Argentina:105 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Features The Subtil Concept (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
In The Midnight HourSee more »

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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
clever and brilliant, a light hearted exploration of the depths, 30 July 2004
Author: Fiona-39 from Belfast, N.I

This is a very clever film with a lot to say about life, death, sex, human relationships, human fragility and loneliness - but it does it all with a wonderfully light hearted touch. Luchini dancing just has to be one of the best scenes - eat your heart out Hugh Grant!! Bonnaire is quite wonderful as Anne, literally blossoming before our eyes, her hair lightening, her skin glowing, her dress changing, becoming lighter and brighter. It seems her accidental psychiatrist does help her. Of course, we never know the full truth - can we believe everything she says - and the device of the windows, so key to the film's turning point, is Hitchcockian in the extreme - vision as deception. The most wonderful insight of this film, though, is that paying taxes and dealing with deep disturbing psychological issues have similar concerns - what do you declare and what do you try desperately to hide? And of course, both actions are undertaken in the name of individuals integrating themselves into society. Another excellent film from Leconte. Just because it is so polished and masterful story telling doesn't mean that it doesn't address other issues that a director such as Rohmer would tackle.

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