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Intimate Affairs (2001)

Investigating Sex (original title)
A group of men and two female stenographers scientifically study sex.


Alan Rudolph


José Pierre (book), Alan Rudolph (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Mulroney ... Edgar
Julie Delpy ... Chloe
Robin Tunney ... Zoe
Neve Campbell ... Alice
Jeremy Davies ... Oscar
Alan Cumming ... Sevy
Til Schweiger ... Monty
John Light ... Peter
Nick Nolte ... Faldo
Terrence Howard ... Lorenz
Emily Bruni ... Janet
Tuesday Weld ... Sasha
Jacqueline Anderson ... Linda
Marc Hosemann ... Joey
Joseph May ... Roger


A group of men and two female stenographers scientifically study sex.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue and nudity | See all certifications »


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Germany | USA



Release Date:

9 August 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Intimate Affairs See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A rare privilege
28 May 2004 | by soundso-1See all my reviews

It sure felt like a privilege to watch a film like that... Nothing like the average, fully predictable recipe-based product of the rather decaying modern American movie business. Unlike many recent films this one was actually based on real characters, let alone on real persons... I feel the objections expressed round here are exactly because of that: real people are not predictable, their "lines" are sometimes "blurring" the "clear" picture an average viewer -like myself- is used (or rather has been taught) to expect. Characters based on reality often make us feel a bit awkward form time to time. This, I think, is just because real persons are like that too...

I give credit to the director for choosing an eternal question as his theme, and to most of the actors for achieving to convince me, not just act very well. It somehow feels natural to watch the characters, some almost bizarre, just being themselves. The power of confession -through experience, sharing and expression- is, I think, what could turn a sinner (even a puritan) to a saint.

As for the desired equation (love=sex=eros?) it is not conclusively expressed, but then again, is there any human research that ever comes to a finite end?

In my opinion, the above qualities form something of a rarity, a sheer luxury, so seldom permitted by showbiz moneymaking machine nowadays.

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