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Intimate Strangers (2004)

Confidences trop intimes (original title)
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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.

Director:

Patrice Leconte

Writers:

Jérôme Tonnerre (scenario and dialogue), Jérôme Tonnerre (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... Dr. Monnier's Secretary
Véronique Kapoyan Véronique Kapoyan ... Female Guard (as Véronique Kapoian)
Benoît Pétré ... Messenger
Albert Simono Albert Simono ... Mr. Michel (as Alberto Simono)
Claude Derepp Claude Derepp ... The Customs Client (as Claude Dereppe)
Aurore Auteuil Aurore Auteuil ... The Student Nabokov
Ludovic Berthillot Ludovic Berthillot ... The Mover
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Paramount Classics

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bliscy nieznajomi See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,836, 1 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,106,677, 21 November 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A strange relationship
3 October 2005 | by michelerealiniSee all my reviews

A woman with marriage problems mistakes a financial adviser for a psychiatrist. She tells him all the secrets of her life, whereas the man has not the strength to tell he's not the person she needs to talk to...

"Confidences trop intimes" is a brilliant film directed by Patrice Leconte, with two big French actors -Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Bonnaire. The film is an intimate comedy, action is made by good dialogs. There's no boredom at all.

It's an interesting movie which shows a strange relationship growing -maybe the woman understands, later, that she has not found the right person. But she's lonely and needs to talk, at the same time the financial adviser is another lonely person who needs someone who catches him out of a boring life. They have nothing in common, but they are made for each other.

The film has a strong screenplay and is supported by the two leading actors -the scenes are almost always between them. The two characters are very deep, the intensity of their words and of their expression doesn't make you feel that the picture misses something. Because everything it's here. The film is able to picture a situation of everyday life, without developing a foreseen love story... Will the two live a real love relationship? We don't know exactly, there's the same ambiguousness which often dominate the relation between a man and a woman...

A very good movie.


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