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Un divan à New York (1996)

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Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both ... See full summary »

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Stephanie Buttle ...
Anne
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Lizbeth Honeywell
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Dennis
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Campton
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Tim
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Wood
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Stein
Bernard Breuse ...
Jerôme
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Restaurant Patron
Boris Leskin ...
Cab Driver #1
Tiffany Fraser ...
Julie (as Tiffany Frazer)
Wendy Way ...
Employee at Airport
Jerry Dean ...
Cab Driver #2
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Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Both don't know each other and both find themselves deeply involved into the social settings of the other, because the decision to change their flats is made overnight. Could be the perfect amusement, but suddenly Henry finds himself beaten up by Beatrice' lover and Beatrice is considered to be Dr. Harriston's substitute by his clients. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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21 February 1996 (Belgium)  »

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A Couch in New York  »

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1.66 : 1
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Chantal Akerman has since criticized her actors, William Hurt and Juliette Binoche, for not helping her promote the movie, after early mixed reception and production problems. Akerman has since said that both actors were difficult to work with and that Binoche was "as cold as an ice cube". See more »

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BACHIANA BRASILEIRA no 1
by Heitor Villa-Lobos (as EITOR VILLA LOBOS)
Performed by Galina Vishnevskaya (as GALINA VICHNEVSKAÏA), soprano,, and Mstislav Rostropovich (as MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVITCH), violoncelle
© Campbell Connely
(P) Melodya BMG France
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Beatutiful, artistic, sparkling and unique
11 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I don't understand why this movie isn't more popular. William Hurt plays wonderfully sensitive and sincere. Juliette Binoche is charming and natural. The story is like a book. And the filmmakers and photographers have caught the moments just right. The lines and words are not pathetic: they are intelligent and honest.

I love this film. I have seen it several times and Cole Porters "Night and day" suits the film and actors really well.

I give this film top score for seeing the special art and beauty of living. Few movies catches the small deatils like this one: In colours, quite comfortable moments, moods, real life-pictures and honest life-image.

Thank you very much, filmmakers, actors, storytellers, composers and photographers for reminding us how beautiful life can be.


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